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  • 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...

  • Human Resourcesby Floyd Kemske

    Catbird Press 1995; US$ 3.00

    Management is the use of humans as resources; so is vampirism. When a vampire is called in to turn a sick biotech company around, reorganization takes on a much paler cast. Alternate chapters show the vampire's business education during the Industrial Revolution. more...

  • Performing Without a Stageby Robert Wechsler

    Catbird Press 1998; US$ 3.00

    A lively and comprehensive introduction to the art of literary translation for readers of foreign fiction and poetry who wonder what it takes to translate, how the art of literary translation has changed over the centuries, what problems translators face in bringing foreign works into English, and how they go about solving these problems. It is based... 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: 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...

  • Toward the Radical Centerby Peter Kussi; Arthur Miller

    Catbird Press 1990; US$ 9.99

    Capek's best plays, stories, and columns take us from the social contributions of clumsy people to dramatic meditations on mortality and commitment. The Reader includes a new and, at last, complete English translation of R.U.R. , the play that introduced the literary robot. 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...

  • Daylight in Nightclub Infernoby Elena Lappin

    Catbird Press 1997; US$ 3.99

    The first English-language collection of stories and novel excerpts by the best and most representative younger Czech writers, this volume reveals that, unlike the older generation, these writers have not been disillusioned; their darkness comes not from the disappointment of hopes, but from never having had any. This collection also introduces a... more...

  • Living Parallelby Alexandr Kliment; Robert Wechsler

    Catbird Press 2002; US$ 3.99

    This novel about conflicts of conscience explores an unusual love triangle of a man, a woman, and the Czech countryside. Mikulaš is an architect who has spent his career designing prefab high-rise apartment blocks in Prague, when his dream has been to design garden apartment complexes in the countryside that he loves. Finally winning the heart of... more...