War with the Newts by Karel CapekWar with the Newts by Karel Capek

War with the Newts

byKarel CapekTranslated byEwald Osers

Paperback | February 1, 1990

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One of the great anti-utopian satires of the twentieth century, an inspiration to writers from Orwell to Vonnegut, at last in a modern translation. Man discovers a species of giant, intelligent newts and learns to exploit them so successfully that the newts gain skills and arms enough to challenge man's place at the top of the animal kingdom. Along the way, Karel Capek satirizes science, runaway capitalism, fascism, journalism, militarism, even Hollywood.
Karel Capek (1890-1938) is generally considered the greatest Czech author of the first half of this century. He was Czechoslovakia's leading novelist, playwright, story writer, and columnist, and the spirit of its short-lived democracy. His plays appeared on Broadway soon after their debut in Prague, and his books were translated into ...
Title:War with the NewtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.71 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:Catbird Press

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ISBN - 10:0945774109

ISBN - 13:9780945774105

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“A bracing parody of totalitarianism and technological overkill, one of the most amusing and provocative books in its genre.”  —Philadelphia Inquirer