eBook Believe in People, John Carey


por el autor   John Carey

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ISBN: 9780571271702
Tema: Literatura - Literatura
Fecha publicación: 2010
Páginas: 390
Idioma: Inglés
Formato electrónico:  EPUB  (608KB)

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Playful and provocative, irreverent and inspiring, Capek is perhaps the best-loved Czech writer of all time. Novelist and playwright, famed for inventing the word robot in his play RUR, Capek was a vital part of the burgeoning artistic scene of Czechoslovakia of the 1920s and 30s. But it is in his journalism his brief, sparky and delightful columns that Capek can be found at his most succinct, direct and appealing.This selection of Capek s writing, translated into English for the first time, contains his essential ideas. The pieces are animated by his passion for the ordinary and the everyday from laundry to toothache, from cats to cleaning windows his love of language, his lyrical observations of the world and above all his humanism, his belief in people. His letters to his wife Olga, also published here, are extraordinarily moving and beautifully distinct from his other writings. Uplifting, enjoyable and endlessly wise, Believe in People is a collection to treasure.

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