Karel Čapek

Karel Čapek (; 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his novel ''War with the Newts'' (1936) and play ''R.U.R.'' (''Rossum's Universal Robots'', 1920), 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 received 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. Provided by Wikipedia
Showing 1 - 20 of 25 for search: 'Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938', query time: 0.10s
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1988
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1961
Digitalizovaný dokument
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1981
Other Authors: '; ...Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938....
Digitalizovaný dokument
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1982
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1990
Subjects: '; ...Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 jk01021023 czenas...
Digitalizovaný dokument
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1983
Other Authors: '; ...Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938...
Book
Save to List
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1947
Digitalizovaný dokument
Book
Save to List
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1948
Digitalizovaný dokument
Book
Save to List
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1954
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1970
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1958
Book
Save to List
by Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938
Published 1987
Book
Save to List
Search Tools: Get RSS Feed Email this Search