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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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Works: 1,623 works in 6,784 publications in 30 languages and 39,957 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Biography  Short stories  Drama  Humor  Records and correspondence  Allegories  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Photographer, Bibliographic antecedent, Translator, Dedicatee, Creator, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Honoree, Other, Artist, Lyricist, Performer, Dissertant, Librettist, Recipient, wal
Classifications: PG5038.C3, 891.863
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Publications by Karel Čapek
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Most widely held works by Karel Čapek
War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )
61 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in English and held by 1,633 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
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek( Book )
128 editions published between 1921 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,079 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
The gardener's year by Karel Čapek( Book )
190 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 12 languages and held by 1,077 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
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )
118 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 964 libraries worldwide
Autobiography of Tomáš Masaryk (1850-1937), Czech philosopher, diplomat and politician, who served as the only President of the Czechoslovakian republic
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )
54 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 883 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 )
164 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 823 libraries worldwide
Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )
50 editions published between 1923 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 795 libraries worldwide
"In 1920 Čapek wrote what was to become his most famous work, the play 'R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)', a meditation on the themes of humanity and subjugation that introduced the 'robot'. He was prolific throughout the 1920s, his plays addressing a range of subjects, although best remembered as a writer of early science fiction. Čapek also dealt with contemporary moral and political issues, including the rise of corporations and European fascism"--
R.U.R. (Rossum's universal robots) by Karel Čapek( Book )
128 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 650 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
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )
15 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 libraries worldwide
Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )
55 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 474 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
Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek( Book )
11 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in English and French and held by 429 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 )
77 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 394 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
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )
42 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Hordubal by Karel Čapek( Book )
99 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 14 languages and held by 358 libraries worldwide
A son retour des Etats-Unis, son village ne reconnaît pas Hordubal. Il fait peur. Il est de trop
Válka s Mloky by Karel Čapek( Book )
121 editions published between 1936 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 336 libraries worldwide
Nové vydání "románové utopie o zániku lidské civilizace", které světový vývoj uchoval pozoruhodnou aktuálnost, takže i dnes by autor mohl říci, co před třemi desetiletími, když ji vypravil do světa: "Není to spekulace o čemsi budoucím, nýbrž zrcadlení toho, co jest a uprostřed čeho žijeme." Kniha byla odměněna první cenou za ilustrace a typografickou úpravu v národní soutěži pro Mezinárodní vystavu knižního umění v Lipsku 1965
Three novels: Hordubal, An ordinary life [and] Meteor by Karel Čapek( Book )
17 editions published between 1948 and 1949 in English and held by 324 libraries worldwide
"This trilogy of novels was the culmination of Karel Capek'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
Masaryk on thought and life : conversations with Karel Čapek ; translated from the Czech by M. & R. Weatherall by T. G Masaryk( Book )
7 editions published between 1938 and 1944 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
Povídky z jedné kapsy by Karel Čapek( Book )
91 editions published between 1929 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Jeden ze dvou známých autorových souborů povídek, o nichž se na začátku knihy říká: "Bylo by možno je označit slovem detektivky, ale detektivky zvláštního druhu. Čapek sám je charakterizoval jako povídky noetické, v nichž
The Makropoulos secret by Karel Čapek( Book )
13 editions published between 1925 and 1997 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Money and other stories by Karel Čapek( Book )
12 editions published between 1900 and 1970 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bratří Čapkové.
Brothers Ĉapek.
Č., K 1890-1938
Čapek 1890-1938 Bratrí
Čapek 1890-1938 Familie
Čapek Bratrí 1890-1938
Ĉapek, brothers
Čapek, Carl.
Čapek, Carl 1890-1938
Capek, Carlos, 1890-1938
Čapek, Charles
Čapek 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.
ÏCapek, Karel
K. Č.
K., C. 1890-1938
Karel Čapek auteur de romans de science-fiction, novelliste, auteur dramatique, poète, essayiste, auteur pour enfants, journaliste, critique, philosophe, photographe, illustrateur et traducteur tchèque
Karel Čapek Czech writer
Karel Čapek escriptor txec
Karel Čapek escritor checo
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
Tšābik, Kāril, 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, 1890-1938
מפאק, קארל
צ׳אפק, קרל
צ׳אפק, קרל 1890-1938
צ׳פק, קרל 1890־1938
צ'פק, קרל, 1890-1938
קארל צ'אפק סופר צ'כי
تشابك، كارل، 1890-1938
كارل تشابيك
كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938
کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی
کارل چاپېک
करेल चपेक
ਕਾਰਲ ਚਾਪੇਕ
กาเรล ชาเปก
ཁ​་རེལ་ཆ་ཕེག
კარელ ჩაპეკი
차페크, 카렐 1890-1938
챠페크, 카렐 1890-1938
카렐 차페크
카페크, 카렐 1890-1938
カペック, カレル
カレル・チャペック
チャペック
チャペック, カレル
卡雷尔·恰佩克
恰佩克
恰佩克, 卡
Languages
Czech (725)
English (491)
German (161)
Polish (28)
Spanish (19)
Romanian (15)
Hungarian (14)
French (13)
Dutch (10)
Japanese (9)
Danish (9)
Slovak (6)
Swedish (5)
Hebrew (5)
Esperanto (5)
Russian (4)
Slovenian (4)
Serbian (3)
Albanian (2)
Italian (2)
Indonesian (2)
Croatian (2)
Persian (2)
Chechen (1)
Ukrainian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Korean (1)
Portuguese (1)
Macedonian (1)
Latvian (1)
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