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Published by Catbird Press in Highland Park, N.J .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementby Karel Čapek ; a new translation from the Czech by Ewald Osers.
ContributionsOsers, Ewald, 1917-
LC ClassificationsPG5038.C3 V33 1990
The Physical Object
Pagination241 p. ;
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2203566M
ISBN 100945774109
LC Control Number89025373

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The plot of War with the Newts is comparatively simple. What makes the book provocative and memorable are its multiple satiric targets and wealth of satiric detail. The story opens with J. van. Mar 07,  · Which in a sense makes War With The Newts as pertinent today as it was in the 's. At just over pages and featuring a VERY high quality translation by Ewald Osers, both R.U.R. and War With The Newts are two of the most visionary, yet sadly lesser known, works of the 20th Century/5(71). Appendix The Sex Life of the Newts, Book Two Up the Ladder of Civilisation, 1 Mr Povondra Reads His Paper, 2 Up the Ladder of Civilisation, 3 Mr Povondra Reads the Paper Again, Book Three War With the Newts, 1 The Massacre on the Cocos Islands, 2 The Clash in Normandy, 3 /5. This is a book that's worth reading, rather than one I found enjoyable to read. Both RUR and War with the Newts deal with humanity's ability to create problems for themselves through greed and lack of forethought. I did struggle a bit with War with Newts being over long and very discursive - don't come to it expecting much actual war or drama/5.

Get this from a library! War with the newts. [Karel Čapek; Ewald Osers] -- Originally written in , 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. War with the Newts (Válka s mloky in the original Czech), also translated as War with the Salamanders, is a satirical science fiction novel by Czech author Karel Čapek. It concerns the discovery in the Pacific of a sea-dwelling race, an intelligent breed of newts, who are initially enslaved and exploited. The present paper is a two pages double spaced response essay example about a book "War with the Newts" author Karel Capek. The author of this study will talk about the book's plot, picture, and an overall structure, discussing its idea, meaning, and symbolism. War with the Newts was described as a "classic work" of science fiction by science fiction author and critic Damon Knight. War With The Newts is acclaimed by many as the first dystopian novel, and is today still considered by many as the best book of science fiction ever written.

Welcome to the Essential Novelists book series, were we present to you the best works of remarkable authors. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the two most important and meaningful novels of Karel Capek which are The Absolute at Large and The War with the Newts. Karel Čapek was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. Karel Capek is best known abroad for his plays, but at home he is also revered as an accomplished novelist, short-story writer, essayist, and writer of political articles. His bitingly satirical novel The War with the Newts () reveals his understanding of the possible consequences of scientific advance.4/5(24). The above indicators make it clear that this was a typical member of the order of caudate amphibians (urodela) which, as is widely known, includes the salamander genus (salamandridae), comprising the family of spotted salamanders (tritons) and newts (salamandrae), and the family of tadpole spawning newts (ichthyoidea), made up of the pseudo. Plot summary. Only the last four of the book's 26 chapters deal with the eponymous war. The rest of the book is concerned with the discovery of the Newts, their exploitation and evolution, and growing tensions between humans and the Newts in the lead-up to the war.