- Name: Karel Čapek
- Born: 01/09/1890
- Died: 12/25/1938 (48 years old)
- Occupation: Novelist, dramatist, journalist, theorist
Karel Čapek (Czech: [ˈkarɛl ˈtʃapɛk] listen); 9 January 1890– 25 December 1938) was a Czech writer, playwright and critic. He has become best known for his science fiction, including his novel War with the Newts (1936) and play R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots, 1920), 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.
Awards: TCH_Rad_T-G-Masaryka_1tr_(1990)_BAR.svg Order of Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk (in memoriam)
School: Charles University in Obecnice
Alias: K. Ä., B. Ä.
Genre: Science fiction, Fairy tales, Political satire
Birth Place: Malé Svatoňovice, Austria-Hungary (today Czechia)
Death Place: Prague, Czechoslovakia (today Czechia)
Karel Čapek quotes :
You still stand watch, O human star, burning without a flicker, perfect flame, bright and resourceful spirit. Each of your rays a great idea - O torch which passes from hand to hand, from age to age, world without end.Karel Čapek
Wherever on this planet ideals of personal freedom and dignity apply, there you will find the cultural inheritance of England.Karel Capek
You can have a revolution wherever you like, except in a government office even were the world to come to an end, you'd have to destroy the universe first and then government offices.Karel Capek