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Čapek, Karel 1890-1938

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War with the newts by Karel Čapek( Book )

310 editions published between 1936 and 2018 in 16 languages and held by 2,712 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
Twenty best European plays on the American stage by John Gassner( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 1,918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiger at the gates--The lark--A Month in the country--My three angels--Ondine --The Madwoman of Chaillot--No exit-Jacobowsky and the Colonel--The sea gull --Noah--Volpone--(etc.)
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be tales by Karel Čapek( Book )

100 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,523 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
R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodrama by Karel Čapek( Book )

131 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in 12 languages and held by 1,431 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( )

45 editions published between 1931 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,282 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 Gardener's Year is a characteristic product of Karel Capek's genius: amusing, informative, and full of a quizzical interest in people, animals and plants. In this new version Geoffrey Newsome - the highly acclaimed translator of Capek's witty Letters from England - has captured the grace and irony of the original Czech, to produce a volume that will be treasured equally by those who love gardening as a relaxation, by those who loathe it as a chore, and by those who have no interest in it whatsoever. This edition includes the original illustrations by the painter Josef Capek, the author's brother, who collaborated with Karel on many artistic projects
Talks with T.G. Masaryk by T. G Masaryk( )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890-1938), the leading Czech writer of the time
The absolute at large by Karel Čapek( Book )

83 editions published between 1922 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 952 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’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’s population becomes consumed with religious and national fervor, the effects of which ultimately cause a devastating global war."--Publisher's description
Krakatit by Karel Čapek( Book )

168 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reprint of the 1925 ed. published by G. Bles, London
President Masaryk tells his story by T. G Masaryk( Book )

56 editions published between 1934 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 761 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
Three novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary life by Karel Čapek( Book )

55 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 581 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
Intimate things by Karel Čapek( Book )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary drama : eleven plays, American, English, European by Ernest Bradlee Watson( Book )

1 edition published in 1941 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A class's new teacher, who leads the children in a number of very popular activities, turns out to be a gorilla
Czech and Slovak short stories; selected, translated, and with an introduction by Jeanne W. Nemcová by Jeanne Němcová( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measure by Karel Čapek( Book )

25 editions published between 1933 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 463 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 )

80 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 407 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
Hordubal by Karel Čapek( Book )

118 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 14 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A son retour des Etats-Unis, son village ne reconnaît pas Hordubal. Il fait peur. Il est de trop
Letters from England by Karel Čapek( Book )

51 editions published between 1925 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Povídky z jedné a z druhé kapsy by Karel Čapek( Book )

129 editions published between 1929 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 395 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."
The first rescue party, a novel by Karel Čapek( Book )

84 editions published between 1937 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 385 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
Masaryk on thought and life [conversations with Karel Capek] by T. G Masaryk( Book )

24 editions published between 1938 and 1971 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tjekkoslovakiets første præsident Thomas Garrigue Masaryk (1850-1937) fortæller i interviewform om sine holdninger til filosofi, religion og politik
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Talks with T.G. Masaryk
Apocryphal tales : with a selection of fables and would-be talesR.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) : a fantastic melodramaThe gardener's yearTalks with T.G. MasarykThe absolute at largeThree novels : Hordubal ; Meteor ; An ordinary lifeIntimate thingsNine fairy tales by Karel Čapek : and one more thrown in for good measureLetters from England
Alternative Names
Bratří Čapkové.

Brothers Ĉapek.

Č., K 1890-1938

Capeck, Karel, 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 czeski pisarz, prozaik i dramaturg oraz wolnomularz, jeden z pionierów fantastyki naukowej, który po raz pierwszy użył i spopularyzował słowo "robot"

Karel Čapek escriptor txec

Karel Čapek escritor checo

Karel Čapek giornalista, scrittore e drammaturgo ceco

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

Karel Čapek scriitor ceh

Karel Čapek shkrimtar çek

Karel Čapek tschechischer Schriftsteller

Karel Čapek Tšehhi kirjanik

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 كاتب تشيكي

كاريل تشابيك، 1890-1938

کارل چاپک نویسنده اهل چکسلواکی

کارل چاپېک

करेल चपेक

ਕਾਰਲ ਚਾਪੇਕ

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챠페크, 카렐 1890-1938

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카페크, 카렐 1890-1938

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