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Karel Čapek

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Biography of Karel Capek

 

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Karel Čapek - The White Disease

 

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Karel Čapek's 'Robots' celebrates its 100th anniversary

 

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Karel Čapek přehled děl

 

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Karel Čapek - War with the Newts

Karel Čapek was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his 1936 novel War with the Newts and 1920 play R.U.R., 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.
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