Perhaps Capek's greatest novel, "War With the Newts" is both charming and frightening: a fantasy in which human history is gradually - but appallingly - altered by the discovery on a remote island of a race of highly intelligent salamanders.
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Karel ?apek was one of the most influential Czech writers, famous for introducing the word Robot into modern usage.Review:
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)
This [series] is a wonderful idea ... They are absurdist parables, by turns hilarious, unsettling and enigmatic. (Nicholas Lezard Guardian)
[The series] 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)
I urge you to go and read them. (Adam Thirlwell New Statesman)
This new series of Central European Classics is important well beyond simply providing 'good reads'. (Stephen Vizinczey Daily Telegraph)
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110048233080
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1985. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0048233080