39 () 1 On KAREL CAPEK – besprochen von Raoul Eshelman ing concern: . Steiner singles out Capek’s Apokryfy for critical reassessment as a neglected, . Přesto se mi apokryfy moc líbí a jen je to má další kniha v řadě přečtených O escritor tcheco Karel Čapek () já foi objeto de estudo de dois textos. Kniha apokryfů has ratings and 31 reviews. Piet said: Einige Geschichten sind klug und witzig, andere nur klug. Die meisten unterhaltsam. Meine Favor.

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Karel Čapek

The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. Tereza rated it liked it Feb 22, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

apokyrfy Helva rated it liked it Aug 06, Each of the stories is well paced and witty with only a couple on the didactic side. But who’s ready to swear that things didn’t happen exactly as Karel Capek describes them in his delightfully satirical and thought provoking collection of revisionist history?

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That sort of thing can get on your nerves, friend, and some people can’t take it. No trivia or quizzes yet. I want to try a novel next.

I left a lot of the individual sketches out of my commentary, but I hope what I included is enough to tickle your interest. Just re-read this in English for the first time, and my long-ago astounded impression still stands: When exactly did we start complaining about ‘les neiges d’antan’, about the things getting worse every day and about how the kids are paying no respect to their elders?


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When I finally got round to reading him I realised that here was a superb writer of satirical fantasy who was infused with a genuine feeling for humanity. The E-mail Address es field is required.

And I think it is, Joseph.

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It’s entirely possible that the new chair is better, more beautiful, and more comfortable than the others, but why in heaven’s name shouldn’t a tired man be able to sit on whatever wretched, worm-eaten, or rock-hard chair he likes? He wrote with intelligence and humour on a wide variety of subjects.

Ben Rowe rated it liked it Jan 29, Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway. That’s what we’ve done since time began: Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. The author clearly has a great mind, but the pieces are limited vignettes. But now and then he can look at a mountain or the sky and say to himself that from there his truths and such things still exist and nothing has been stolen from him; rather, they have blended together with something far more free and unbounded that is no longer his property alone.

What apokdyfy strange little book. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items. I believe in this higher truth that blends together all the other small truths religions are so fond of fighting over, and I believe people are more important than ideas.

Apocryphal Stories was a volume I knew about long before I obtained a copy. Finally last year, in the west of Ireland, in a second hand bookshop, I chanced on this volume. Reason is frequently cruel to man, but it is true to its ends and intents; it seeks to profit everyone; if it finds weakness or ignorance in its neighbor, it attempts to remove it through enlightenment or correction; it leads to improvement.


After the fiery speech of Pilates, I almost felt like putting the book aside, but the journey is not yet finished. Quotes from Apocryphal Tales.

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Your request to send this item has been completed. I know I will try to read more from Karel Capek. Return to Book Page. While this is not my favorite work of his, Capek is still amazing.

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A large chunk of the book is concerned with Biblical incidents cspek a baker complaining about the miracle of the loaves and how such miracles lower the prices of his product. The more you know history, Homer, Shakespeare, and the Bible, the more you will appreciate ‘Apocryphal Stories’. It only makes them soft, and that’s apokdyfy fact! I know, men of Boeotia, that you are occupied at the moment with elections to the city council, and at times such as this here there is no room for wisdom, not even for reason; elections are an opportunity for cleverness.

Book without ISBN Where would you like to go? England when it was visited by its northern neighbors, the Apokryyf If those two joined together and understood each other, the whole truth would be known.