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War with the Newts

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Originally written in 1936, two years before Capek's death and three years before the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, War with the Newts is considered by many to be Capek's greatest book. Working in the "fantastic" satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders off the coast of an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically details all the reactions of the civilized world - from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism - and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape.

Synopsis:

Working in the fantastic satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Karel Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders on an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically portrays the reactions of the civilized world-from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism-and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape.

About the Author

Karel Capek is one of the great Czechoslovak writers of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810114685
Translator:
Weatherall, M.; Weatherall, R.
Translator:
Weatherall, M. R.
Translator:
Weatherall, M.; Weatherall, R.
Translator:
Weatherall, M. R.
Author:
Klima, Ivan
Author:
Capek, Karel
Author:
Weatherall, M.
Author:
Weatherall, R.
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Continental european fiction (fictional works
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
1
Series:
European Classics
Publication Date:
19961031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.13 in

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Working in the fantastic satiric tradition of Wells, Orwell, and Vonnegut, Karel Capek chronicles the discovery of a colony of highly intelligent giant salamanders on an Indonesian island. Capek sardonically portrays the reactions of the civilized world-from horror to skepticism, from intellectual fascination to mercantile opportunism-and the ultimate destruction from which it (and the newts) might not escape.

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