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  • 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: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (18501937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (18901938), the leading Czech writer of the time. Capek interviewed Masaryk over a number of years and produced a single narrative that tells Masaryk's incredible... 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...

  • 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 peopleof mutual understandingin 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...

  • Fingers Pointing Somewhere Elseby Daniela Fischerová; Neil Bermel

    Catbird Press 2000; US$ 4.99

    With widely varying characters and plots, these seven short stories describe everything from a young Czech girl coming of age to an Imperial Chinese chef who is increasingly unable to be truly creative and venture beyond his previous experiences. The common thread running through the tales is the idea that one must accept one’s emotions and desires... more...

  • The Poetry of Jaroslav Seifertby George Gibian; Ewald Osers

    Catbird Press 1998; US$ 8.99

    This is the best translated and largest edition of poetry by the Czechs' only Nobel Prizewinning poet, Jaroslav Seifert (he won the prize in 1984 and died in 1986). The poetry is surprising in its simplicity, sensual, thoughtful, moving, comic in turns. Author Milan Kundera has called this collection the tangible expression of the nation’s genius.”... more...

  • The Handbook of Law Firm Mismanagement for the 21st Centuryby Arnold B. Kanter; Paul Hoffman

    Catbird Press 2003; US$ 3.00

    America’s expert on law firm mismanagement is back with a whole new array of humorous committee meetings, memos, speeches, and consultants’ reports that present lawyers acting not like sharks, but rather floundering in a sea of dilemmas. The lawyers at the fictitious firm Fairweather, Winters & Sommers consider the advantages of merging and going... more...

  • The Ins & Outs of Law Firm Mismanagementby Arnold B. Kanter; Paul Hoffman

    Catbird Press 1994; US$ 2.99

    Via memos, speeches, and committee meetings, this volume introduces the mythically inept firm of Fairweather, Winters & Sommers through the eyes of the firm's non-lawyerssecretaries, paralegals, the computer geekall of whom know better than anyone else how ridiculous lawyers can be. more...

  • Was That a Tax Lawyer Who Just Flew Over?by Arnold B. Kanter; Paul Hoffman

    Catbird Press 1996; US$ 2.99

    In his fifth collection of law-firm humor, Kanter lets us see lawyers from the point of view of their clients and other outsiders. He shares with us the humorous perspectives of everyone from clients, jurors, and accountants, to the mother of a new associate trying to drum up business for her "little girl," a homeless person caught in a lawyer's well-meaning... more...