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  • Apocryphal Tales

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780945774341
    • Publisher: Catbird Press
    • Published: May 1997
    An anthology of stories presenting famous events from the point of view of the man in the street. In one story, a baker describes Jesus' miracle of loaves and fish, in another, townspeople argue who is to blame for the invasion of the Huns. Thirty stories in all.Tales told from the perspectives of figures in Greek and Roman history, the Bible, and the plays of Shakespeare include a story of Hamlet considering whether or not to become an actor, and townspeople arguing over who should be blamed for the approachinghordes of Attila the Hun
  • Capek: Four Plays (R.U.R., The Insect Play, The Makropulos Case, The White Plague)

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $24.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780413771902
    • Publisher: Methuen Drama
    • Published: May 2000
  • Gardener's Year

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780375759482
    • Publisher: MODERN LIBRARY
    • Published: February 2002
    From the internationally acclaimed Czech writer Karel Capek comes this beautifully written and marvelously apt account of the trials and tribulations of the gardener’s life. First published in Prague in 1929, The Gardener’s Year combines a richly comic portrait of life in the garden, narrated month by month, with a series of delightful illustrations by the author’s older brother and collaborator, Josef. Capek’s gardeners—all too human, despite their lofty aspirations—often look the fool, whether they be found sopping wet, victims of the cobralike water hose, or hunched over, hands immersed in the soil, “presenting their rumps to the splendid azure sky.” In their repeated folly, Capek gives us not only cause for laughter but also, in the end, “testimony of the imperishable and miraculous optimism of the human race.” This Modern Library edition is published with a new Introduction by Verlyn Klinkenborg, a New York Times editorialist and the author of Making Hay and The Last Fine Time.
  • Intimate Things

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $13.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781376160130
    • Publisher: Andesite Press
  • La guerre des salamandres

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9782501008211
    • Publisher: Marabout
    • Published: 1986
  • Nine Fairy Tales: and One More Thrown in for Good Measure (European Classics)

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810114647
    • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
    • Published: October 1996
  • R. U. R. (Rossum's Universal Robots) A Fantastic Melodrama in Three Acts and an Epilogue

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780573614972
    • Publisher: Samuel French
    • Published: January 1923
  • R.U.R. (Rossum's Universal Robots)

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $12.60
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780141182087
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: March 2004
    R. U. R. - written in 1920 - garnered worldwide acclaim for its author and popularized the word "Robot." Mass produced, efficient, and servile labor, Capek's robots remember everything, but lack creative thought, and the Utopian life they provide ultimately lacks meaning. When the robots revolt, killing all but one of their masters, they must attempt to learn the secret of self-duplication. But their attempts at replication leave them with nothing but bloody chunks of meat. It is not until two robots fall in love and are christened "Adam" and "Eve" by the last surviving human that Nature emerges triumphant.
  • R.U.R. Rossum's Universal Robots

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $3.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780486419268
    • Publisher: Dover Pubns
    • Published: August 2001
  • Tales from Two Pockets

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780945774259
    • Publisher: Catbird Press
    • Published: June 1994
    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.
  • Talks with T.G. Masaryk

    By T.G. Masaryk

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780945774266
    • Publisher: Catbird Press
    • Published: May 1995
    Never have two such important world figures collaborated in a biography: Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (1850?1937), the original philosopher-president who founded Czechoslovakia in 1918, and Karel Capek (1890?1938), 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 story in a voice as ordinary yet magical as the best of Capek's fictional characters. The result is a biographical work like no other, in form or in content.
  • The Gardener's Year - Illustrated by Josef Capek

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $13.99
    • ISBN-13: 9781447459804
    • Publisher: Rolland Press
  • The War with the Newts (Illustrated Edition)

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $17.90
    • ISBN-13: 9781406867121
    • Publisher: Echo Library
  • Three Novels: Hordubal, Meteor, an Ordinary Life

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780945774082
    • Publisher: Catbird Press
    • Published: February 1990
    Detectives attempt to reconstruct a murder, three people tell stories about a dying man they really didn't know, and one man looks back on all the people he might have been
  • Toward the Radical Center: A Karel Capek Reader

    By Karel Capek

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780945774075
    • Publisher: Catbird Press
    • Published: February 1990
    Translated by Norma Comrada, Tatiana Firkusny, Yveta Synek Graff, Robert T. Jones, Peter Kussi, Claudia Novack-Jones, Dora Round, Paul Selver, Charles E. Townsend, M. & R. Weatherall, Robert Wechsler

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