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War with the newts

Author: Karel Čapek
Publisher: Evanston, IL : Northwestern University Press, 1996, ©1985.
Series: European classics (Evanston, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karel Čapek
ISBN: 0810114682 9780810114685 0048233080 9780048233080
OCLC Number: 36439585
Notes: Translation of: Válka s mloky.
Description: xxi, 348 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: European classics (Evanston, Ill.)
Other Titles: Válka s mloky.
Responsibility: Karel Čapek ; introduction by Ivan Klíma ; [translated by M. & R. Weatherall].

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"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."--Jacket.

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