Karel Čapek

Karel Čapek (; 9 January 1890 – 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright, critic and journalist. 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. His legacy as a literary figure became well established after the war. Provided by Wikipedia
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Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Povídky z jedné kapsy / Karel Čapek ; [k vydání připravila Eva Dušáková] 2009
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Povídky z druhé kapsy / Karel Čapek ; [k vydání připravila Eva Dušáková] 2009
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Devatero pohádek : a ještě jedna od Josefa Čapka jako přívažek / Karel Čapek ; [ilustroval Josef Čapek] 2013
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Válka s mloky / Karel Čapek 2017
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Krakatit / Karel Čapek 2018
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Lásky hra osudná ; Adam Stvořitel / bratři Čapkové 2005
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Loupežník : komedie o třech dějstvích / Karel Čapek 2017
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Devatero pohádek : a ještě jedna jako přívažek od Josefa Čapka / Karel Čapek, Josef Čapek 2018
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 R.U.R. : Rossum's Universal Robots : kolektivní drama o vstupní komedii a třech dějstvích / Karel Čapek 2013
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Bílá nemoc : drama o třech aktech ve 14 obrazech / Karel Čapek 2013
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Tři hry : Loupežník / RUR / Bílá nemoc / Karel Čapek ; [ediční připrava a komentář Jiří Holý] 2014
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 R.U.R. : Rossum's Universal Robots : kolektivní drama o vstupní komedii a třech dějstvích / Karel Čapek 2016
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Dášeňka, čili, Život štěněte / pro děti napsal, nakreslil, fotografoval a zakusil Karel Čapek 2012
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Bílá nemoc : drama o třech aktech ve čtrnácti obrazech / Karel Čapek 2013
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Apokryfy / Karel Čapek ; [ilustrace Marian Palla] 2009
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Dášeňka, čili, Život štěněte / pro děti napsal, nakreslil, fotografoval a zakusil Karel Čapek 2009
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Povídky z jedné kapsy / Karel Čapek 2014
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Povídky z druhé kapsy / Karel Čapek 2014
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Trapné povídky / Karel Čapek 2014
Čapek, Karel, 1890-1938 Válka s mloky / Karel Čapek 1945
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