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A guilty party is being sought. Such action is a favorite means of consolation in the face of calamity.




Karel Capek, 1890-1938, Czech author and playwright, R.U. R, 1920

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Karel Capek
Karel Capek
  • Born: January 9, 1890
  • Died: December 25, 1938
  • Nationality: Czech
  • Profession: Writer

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. (Rossum's Universal Robots), 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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