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  • War with the Newtsby Karel Capek

    Orion 2014; US$ 4.05

    An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future. more...

  • Apocryphal Talesby Karel Capek; Norma Comrada

    Catbird Press 1997; US$ 9.99

    The stories in this collection tackle great events and figures of history, myth, and literature in unexpected ways, questioning views on such basic concepts as justice, progress, wisdom, belief, and patriotism. more...

  • Tales from Two Pocketsby Karel Capek; Norma Comrada

    Catbird Press 1994; US$ 9.99

    Capek wrote 48 stories that deconstruct the mystery story by breaking one rule here, three rules there, and yet also make for wonderful reading. His unique approaches to the mysteries of justice and truth are full of the ordinary and the extraordinary, humor and humanism. more...

  • Talks with T. G. Masarykby Karel Capek; Michael Henry Heim

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 9.99

    Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomá? 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. Capek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's... more...

  • Believe in Peopleby ?árka Tobrmanová-Kühnová; Karel Capek

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 18.94

    A hugely engaging collection of pieces by Karel Capek, one of the great European writers of the last century. more...

  • Three Novelsby Karel Capek; M. Weatherall

    Catbird Press 1990; US$ 9.99

    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... more...

  • War with the Newtsby Karel Capek; Ewald Osers

    Catbird Press 1990; US$ 8.99

    One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man's place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along... more...

  • R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)by Karel Capek; Claudia Novack-Jones; Ivan Klima

    Penguin Group US 2004; US$ 10.00

    R.U.R. ?written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and first performed in New York in 1922?garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word robot. Mass-produced as efficient laborers to serve man, Capek?s Robots are an android product?they remember everything but think of nothing new. But the Utopian life they provide ultimately... more...

  • RURby Karel Capek

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    R.U.R. - written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and first performed in New York in 1922 - garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word 'robot'. Mass-produced as efficient laborers to serve man, Capek's Robots are an android product-they remember everything but think of nothing new. But the Utopian life they provide ultimately... more...

  • RURby Karel Capek

    Orion 2013; US$ 2.21

    R.U.R. - written in 1920, premiered in Prague in 1921, and first performed in New York in 1922 - garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word 'robot'. Mass-produced as efficient laborers to serve man, Capek's Robots are an android product-they remember everything but think of nothing new. But the Utopian life they provide ultimately... more...