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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

Works: 1,305 works in 5,630 publications in 36 languages and 37,657 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Short stories  Drama  Humor  Records and correspondence  Folklore  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Translator, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator, Dedicatee, Photographer, Contributor, Author of introduction, Editor, Other, Honoree, Artist, Lyricist, Performer, Dissertant, wal, Recipient
Classifications: PG5038.C3, 891.863
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Most widely held works by Karel Čapek
War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

208 editions published between 1936 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 2,224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )

159 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

R.U.R.-- written in 1920 -- garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must atttempt to learn the secret of self-duplication
The gardener's year by Karel Čapek( Book )

207 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 13 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is seldom that a practical guide to gardening attains the level of a literary masterpiece, still more seldom that a book on gardening can amuse and instruct even those who have no garden to plant., nor the faintest interest in acquiring one. The GardenerGÇÖs Year is a charismatic product of Karel CapekGÇÖs genius: amusing, informative, and full of a quizzical interest in people, animals and plants. In this new version, Geoffrey Newsome GÇôthe highly acclaimed translator of CapekGÇÖs witty Letters from England GÇôhas captured the grace and irony of the original Czech, to produce a volume that
Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )

134 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 12 languages and held by 1,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Čapek's career. The novels share neither characters nor events; instead, they approach the problem of knowing people--of mutual understanding--in a variety of ways. Detectives faced with a murder reconstruct the crime, but not the character of the man who was murdered. Three people tell stories about a dying pilot they know almost nothing about; each story is as full of truth as it is devoid of facts. And one man looks back on his life and discovers all the people he might have been."--Back cover
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )

139 editions published between 1928 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of Tomáš Masaryk (1850-1937), Czech philosopher, diplomat and politician, who served as the only President of the Czechoslovakian republic
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek( Book )

93 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this satirical classic, a brilliant scientist invents the Karburator, a reactor that can create abundant and practically free energy. However, the Karburator{u2019}s superefficient energy production also yields a powerful by-product. The machine works by completely annihilating matter and in so doing releases the Absolute, the spiritual essence held within all matter, into the world. Infected by the heady, pure Absolute, the world{u2019}s population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war."--Publisher's description
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )

73 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories presenting famous events from the point of view of the man in the street. In one story, a baker describes Jesus' miracle of loaves and fish, in another, townspeople argue who is to blame for the invasion of the Huns. Thirty stories in all
Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

163 editions published between 1924 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk( Book )

29 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tjekkoslovakiets første præsident Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937) fortæller i interviewform om sine holdninger til filosofi, religion og politik
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )

100 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Také tento cestopis je založen na vtipných postřezích a vtipných vyjádřeních. Autor jej nezatěžuje slovníkovými či historickými poznatky, všímá si lidí a všedních věcí, jako anglických parků, ulic, muzeí, nedělí s jejich
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales from two pockets by Karel Čapek( Book )

112 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Obě knihy detektivních a justičních povídek vyšly poprvé samostatně v r. 1929. Autor jimi nechtěl jen připravit čtenáři poutavou četbu, ale i vyvolat v něm zamyšlení, co je pravda a spravedlnost i jak obtížně zakořeňují v člověku i společnosti. Přesvědčují, že "vina a nevina, právo a spravedlnost jsou stejně prvotní, strašné a hluboké city jako láska a hlad."
Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Like traditional fairy tales, Čapek's fantastic parables contain marvels and supernatural beings, fairies, elves, and talking animals; their plots stem from folk traditions where innocence triumphs. At the same time, Čapek infuses these tales with dazzling wordplay, an abundant sense of the absurd, and surpising futuristic twists. Fact and imagination, satire and fantasy are blended so skillfully that the line between logic and plausible nonsense is nearly indiscernible. These are not just children's tales but modern parables."--Cover
Letters from Holland by Karel Čapek( Book )

59 editions published between 1932 and 2000 in 5 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soubor vtipných cestopisných pozorování, všímajících si lidských typů, měst a jejich typických zvláštností, dopravního ruchu s převládajícími velocipédy, krajiny s grachty, kanály a větrnými mlýny, životního stylu, obrazáren
The first rescue party, a novel by Karel Čapek( Book )

64 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in 6 languages and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poslední dokončený román autorův vypráví o osmi mužích, kteří se dobrovolně přihlásili do první záchranné party, aby pomohli kamarádům zasypaným v dole. Příběh je cenný především tím, že v něm dominuje dělnická solidarita a
Travels in the north : exemplified by the author's own drawings by Karel Čapek( Book )

47 editions published between 1936 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V půvabných cestopisných záznamech z Dánska, Norska a Švédska kreslí autor severskou přírodu s tundrami, fjordy, ledovci, jezery, pralesy, život Seveřanů na usedlostech, ve městech a do tohoto líčení vkládá své osobité,častohumorné postřehy a kulturní vědomosti
The Makropoulos secret by Karel Čapek( Book )

16 editions published between 1925 and 1997 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meteor by Karel Čapek( Book )

49 editions published between 1934 and 2012 in 10 languages and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On ignore tout du météore, un blessé grave allongé sur un lit d'hôpital. Trois récits concentriques essaieront de reconstituer l'histoire de cet homme dépourvu d'identité. Celui de la soeur de charité est un rêve, le deuxième est basé sur un don de voyance et celui du romancier est un exercice d'imagination
I had a dog and a cat by Karel Čapek( Book )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rozmarné i vážné, vtipnými kresbami doprovázené vyprávění o radostech i trampotách, které do autorova života vneslo majetnictví psa a kočky. Je nejen brilantní ukázkou vypravěčského umění, ale i dokladem hlubokého porozumění
Money and other stories by Karel Čapek( Book )

9 editions published between 1900 and 1931 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.48 (from 0.07 for Cross road ... to 0.84 for Bibliograf ...)

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Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales
Alternative Names
Brothers Ĉapek.

Č., K 1890-1938

Čapek 1890-1938 Bratrí

Čapek 1890-1938 Familie

Čapek Bratrí 1890-1938

Ĉapek, brothers

Čapek, Carl 1890-1938

Capek, Carlos, 1890-1938

Čapek, Charles

Capek, Charles, 1890-1938

Čapek Familie 1890-1938

Čapek, K.

Capek, Karel

Çapek, Karel 1890-1938

Ĉapek, Karl.

Čapek, Karl 1890-1938

Čapek, Karol.

Capek, Karol 1890-1938

Čapekas, Karelas 1890-1938

Čʹapeki, Karel 1890-1938

Čapeks, Karels, 1890-1938

Čapkové Bratrí 1890-1938

Čapkové, Karel 1890-1938

Carolus Čapek

Čchapchekchŭ, Kchalel, 1890-1938

Chapek, Karel

Chapek, Karel 1890-1938

Chapek, Karhel, 1890-1938

Chapekku, 1890-1938

Chapekku, Kareru 1890-1938

Ciapek, Karel 1890-1938

Czapek, Karol.

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K. Č.

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Karel Čapek Czech writer

Karel Čapek giornalista, scrittore e drammaturgo ceco

Karel Čapek pisarz czeski

Karel Čapek schrijver uit Tsjecho-Slowakije (1890-1938)

Karel Čapek tschechischer Schriftsteller

Karels Čapeks čehu rakstnieks

Kêpek, Kêrela 1890-1938

Plocek Karel 1890-1938

Qiapeike, Kalei'er, 1890-1938

Tchapek, Karel

Tchápek, Karel 1890-1938

Tšābak, Kārl 1890-1938

Tšābīk, Kārl 1890-1938

Ts'apeḳ, Ḳarel 1890-1938

Vašek, Karel 1890-1938

Κάρελ Τσάπεκ

Карел Чапек

Карел Чапек чешский писатель, прозаик и драматург, фантаст

Карэл Чапек

Карэл Чапэк

Чапек, Карел

Чапек, Карел 1890-1938

Կարել Չապեկ

טשפק, קרל, 1889-1938

מפאק, קארל

צ׳אפק, קרל

צ׳אפק, קרל 1890-1938

צ׳פק, קרל 1890־1938

צ'פק, קרל, 1889-1938

קארל צ'אפק

تشابك، كارل، 1890-1938

كارل تشابيك

كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938

کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی

کارل چاپېک

करेल चपेक

ਕਾਰਲ ਚਾਪੇਕ

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კარელ ჩაპეკი

차페크, 카렐 1890-1938

챠페크, 카렐 1890-1938

카렐 차페크

카페크, 카렐 1890-1938

カペック, カレル



チャペック, カレル



恰佩克, 卡

R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodramaThe gardener's yearThree novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary lifeThe absolute at largeApocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be talesLetters from EnglandIntimate thingsTales from two pockets