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Karel Čapek

Czech writer

1890   -   1938

genre: science fiction
country of citizenship: Czechoslovakia
native language: Czech
educated at: Charles University
occupation: translator, novelist, director, photographer, playwright, journalist, science fiction writer, children's writer, writer
award received: Recipient of the Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, 1st class

Karel Čapek (; Czech: [ˈkarɛl ˈtʃapɛk] (listen); 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his 1936 novel War with the Newts and 1920 play R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots), which introduced the word robot. He also wrote many politically charged works dealing with the social turmoil of his time. Influenced by American pragmatic liberalism, he campaigned in favor of free expression and strongly opposed the rise of both fascism and communism in Europe.Though nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature seven times, Čapek never won it. However, several awards commemorate his name, such as the Karel Čapek Prize, awarded every other year by the Czech PEN Club for literary work that contributes to reinforcing or maintaining democratic and humanist values in society. He also played a key role in establishing the Czechoslovak PEN Club as a part of International PEN.Čapek died on the brink of World War II as the result of a lifelong medical condition, but his legacy as a literary figure became well established after the war.
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works

37

Boží muka

soubor novel od Karla Čapka

author: Karel Čapek

The Absolute at Large

sci-fi novel by Karel Čapek from 1922

author: Karel Čapek

1922

Život a dílo skladatele Foltýna

book by Karel Čapek

author: Karel Čapek

1939

Hordubal

book by Karel Čapek

author: Karel Čapek

1933

The White Disease

1937 play written by Karel Čapek

author: Karel Čapek

1937

Krakatit

kniha Karla Čapka

author: Karel Čapek

1924

The Gardener's Year

gardening guide book written by Karel Čapek

author: Karel Čapek

1929

Povídky z jedné kapsy

kniha Karla Čapka

author: Karel Čapek

Povídky z druhé kapsy

kniha Karla Čapka

author: Karel Čapek

articles

18

T. G. M. a budoucnost

redactioneel artikel

author: Karel Čapek

Cesta květů a slávy

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author: Karel Čapek

Dvě úsloví

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author: Karel Čapek

Magister divinus

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author: Karel Čapek

Modlitba tohoto večera

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author: Karel Čapek

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