Karel Capek. War with the newts
Cover handmade genuine leather (shagreen)
Format 158х230 mm
200 numbered copies.
Paper GardaPat (Italy)
Satirist and science fiction writer Karel Capek (1890-1938) is, along with Hasek and Franz Kafka, one of the three "pillars" of Czech literature. His lifetime fame and international success was enormous. He invented the term "robot" and coined the scientific and social fiction with a number of innovative stories (including about the rise of the machines), and futurology has enriched one of the most famous dystopia. The novel "War with the newts" was perceived by contemporaries as a passionate anti-fascist pamphlet, but was much deeper. In the beginning of XXI century it suddenly becomes relevant, revealing to us the many evils of modern civilization.
The edition illustrated by the author's photo collages Oleg Smirnov.
The question is: can a person be happy, and if he was ever capable of it? People - no doubt, as is every living being; but mankind never. All the misfortune of man that he is destined to become humanity.
The moral law we set higher biological. We have violated the greatest natural prerequisite for any community: only a homogeneous society can be happy.
Is there anything quite detrimental, terrible and meaningless that there was the intellectual who wanted to be with the help of this means to revive the world?