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War with the Newts (European Classics)

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Northwestern University Press
Modern fiction, Slavic Literature, Literature - Classics / Criticism, Fiction, Literary, Fiction / Lit
ContributionsIvan Klima (Introduction), M. Weatherall (Translator), R. Weatherall (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7979242M
ISBN 100810114682
ISBN 139780810114685
OCLC/WorldCa36439585

An indisputable and highly entertaining (although frightening in its predictive accuracy) novel by Czech novelist/playwright Karel Capek. Aside from the brilliant novel War With The Newts (published in ), Capek is well-known for his play R.U.R.

(Rossum's Universal Robots) in which the term "robot" was coined and Capek touched on issues ranging from technological effects on mankind's Cited by: From WAR WITH THE NEWTS by Karel Čapek, tr. from the Czech by Ewald Osers, Cz / En.

#ReadtheWorld21 📍Czechia Delightful and creative satire - I laughed so much while reading this book. Not only is this story creative, but the form of the writing - parentheses, copious /5.

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The visionary Czech writer Karel Capek (), one of the century's great authors, first gained fame during the s and s when his short stories, novels, Free shipping over $/5(5). War with the Newts (Válka s mloky in the original Czech), also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek.

It War with the Newts book the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. War with the Newts by Czech writer Karel Capek, vintage science fiction novel written in This Berkley Medallion edition was published in pages.

Capek is also credited with introducing the word robot in another of his books. From the back cover - They were called devils by the5/5(). The plot of War with the Newts is comparatively simple. What makes the book provocative and memorable are its multiple satiric targets and wealth of satiric detail.

The story opens with J. van. The War with the Newts by Karel Čapek. "I had to give them some sort of a name, didn't I, so that I could write about them in this book.

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So, Toby pushed his fingers into the hole the knife had left. Evening, they brought a dry branch for my fire. No, that's nothing," the captain grumbled.

"I'll find another day. Karel Capek () was a central figure in pre-War Czech culture and a social satirist and science-fiction writer of genius. His major works include War with the Newts, The Makropoulos Affair (the basis for Janacek's opera), Nine Fairy Tales: And One More Thrown in for Good Measure, Insect Play and R.U.R., which introduced the term 'robot'/5(94).

Karel Čapek’s last major novel, War with the Newts, is considered a satirical dystopian masterpiece, both prescient and timeless, uniquely Czech and yet universal. Like much of his work, the book can be read on many levels while its structure transcends standard genres.

‎War with the Newts (Válka s mloky in the original Czech), also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek.

It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts 5/5(1). Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors.

For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Karel Capek which are The Absolute at Large and The War with the Newts. Karel apek was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. War with the Newts () is Karel Capek’s darkly humorous allegory of early twentieth-century Czech politics.

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Captain van Toch discovers a colony of newts in Sumatra which can not only be taught to trade and use tools, but also to speak. Get this from a library. War with the newts. [Karel Čapek; M Weatherall; R Weatherall] -- "War with the Newts" is Karel Capek's darkly humorous allegory of early twentieth-century Czech politics.

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War with the Newts by Capek and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Czech writer Carol Capek () began his career as a newspaper columnist. A fervent opponent of Nazism and Communism, he wrote speculative plays and novels, such as "The War With the Newts," and "R.U.R.: Rossum's Universal Robots," in which he coined the word "robot," meaning "slave.".

Karel Capek () was a central figure in pre-War Czech culture and a social satirist and science-fiction writer of genius. His major works include War with the Newts, The Makropoulos Affair (the basis for Janacek's opera), Nine Fairy Tales: And One More Thrown in for Good Measure, Insect Play and R.U.R., which introduced the term 'robot'/5(K).

A review and analysis of the Science Fiction novel 'War with the Newts' by Czech author Karel Čapek. Do subscribe if you're new, hit that 'like' button and l. The first section deals with the discovery of said Newts and the reaction of humanity.

The middle of the novel is almost entirely devoted to a sort of parody of human history, told with an incredible amount of ingenuity. The last part deals with the war itself with the Newts 5/5. Karel Capek is best known abroad for his plays, but at home he is also revered as an accomplished novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and writer of political articles.

His bitingly satirical novel The War with the Newts () reveals his understanding of the possible consequences of scientific advance.4/5(24). War with the Newts () is Karel Capek's darkly humorous allegory of early twentieth-century Czech politics.

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Karel Čapek's brilliant comic and satirical novel of deals with the discovery of a. War with the Newts | Capek Karel | download | B–OK. Download books for free. Find books. War with the Newts compares to the earlier book in other ways as well - both examine the world undergoing extreme upheavals, through quick-cut scenes of ordinary people and a journalistic eye, resulting in novels with a fairly unconventional structure/5(16).

Get this from a library. War with the newts. [Karel Čapek; Ewald Osers] -- Originally written intwo 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. Inthe great Czech antifascist writer Karel Capek published his book The War with the Newts, which brilliantly satirized the policies of the Allies in appeasing Hitler.

Capek’s work has. “War With the Newts,” published inis a funny, bizarre, dystopian masterpiece, and Capek deserves a place on the Mount Rushmore of authorial. War with the Newts, a satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek, concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts - who are initially enslaved and exploited by humans and later rebel and go war against them.

Originally written intwo 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 /5(46).37 quotes from War with the Newts: ‘It suddenly occurred to me that every move on the chessboard is old and has been played by somebody at some time.

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