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War with the Newts

«Sheds remarkable light on the literature, culture and politics of the region...anyone coming fresh to the field will be captivated by the richness, variety, humour and pathos of a classic literature that, through a shared historical experience, transcends national and linguistic boundaries.»

CJ Schüler, Independent on Sunday

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A darkly humorous Czech satire- a new super-breed tries to conquer the world . . .

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Classics
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
352
ISBN
9780241343456
Utgivelsesår
2018
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Karel Capek (1890-1938) 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'.

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«Sheds remarkable light on the literature, culture and politics of the region...anyone coming fresh to the field will be captivated by the richness, variety, humour and pathos of a classic literature that, through a shared historical experience, transcends national and linguistic boundaries.»

CJ Schüler, Independent on Sunday

«A great writer of the past who speaks to the present in a voice brilliant, clear, honourable, blackly funny and prophetic»

Kurt Vonnegut

«His satire still packs a punch, and the storytelling is brilliant.»

The Times

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