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Karel Čapek : life and work

Author: Ivan Klíma; Norma Comrada
Publisher: North Haven, CT : Catbird Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st English-language edView all editions and formats
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"Karel Capek - Life and Work is a look at the important pre-war Czech author of such works as R.U.R., War with the Newts, Three Novels, and Tales from Two Pockets, through the eyes of one of the most important post-war Czech writers, Ivan Klima. It is a personal essay from a writer's more than a critic's point of view. And although originally written in Czech, the book was commissioned by Catbird Press and was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Klíma, Ivan.
Karel Čapek.
North Haven, CT : Catbird Press, ©2002
(OCoLC)606774094
Named Person: Karel Čapek; Karel Čapek; Karel (Schriftsteller Čapek; Karel Čapek
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Klíma; Norma Comrada
ISBN: 0945774532 9780945774532
OCLC Number: 48920194
Notes: "A Garrigue book."
Description: ix, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: A trio of geniuses --
Mama's boy --
Visual artist or writer? --
Civilized optimism swept away --
Not two sheaves, but rather thousands of stalks --
From tutor to editor --
The shy boy as robber --
Olga : love with a secret --
The first report on the end of civilization : R.U.R. --
The second report on the end of civilization : The absolute at large --
A morality play about insects and people --
To live briefly but fully --
Personal crisis and flight to Italy --
Return of the robber --
A bad dream --
A protest against ideologies --
How to warn of destruction --
Important for the nation --
Mary and Martha --
The stolen document and other tales --
The end of the robber --
The story of a man hurrying towards death --
Looking for love --
The failure of the intellectuals will make barbarians of us all --
The third report on the end of civilization : War with the newts --
Do you wish merry me --
Artist v. newspaperman --
It could have been a book about soldiers or the crew of a ship --
Anyone can go to his death, but to lose someone --
We are all increasingly alone.
Other Titles: Velký věk chce mít též velké mordy.
Responsibility: by Ivan Klíma ; translated from the Czech by Norma Comrada.

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"Karel Capek - Life and Work is a look at the important pre-war Czech author of such works as R.U.R., War with the Newts, Three Novels, and Tales from Two Pockets, through the eyes of one of the most important post-war Czech writers, Ivan Klima. It is a personal essay from a writer's more than a critic's point of view. And although originally written in Czech, the book was commissioned by Catbird Press and was therefore written with foreign readers in mind; in other words, no prior knowledge of Capek's writings or his milieu is required."--Jacket.

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