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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Each of the stories is well paced and witty with only a couple on the didactic side. Apkoryfy relatos saben bien. You can consider it a kind of cultural driving test, if you like: You already recently rated this item. Jan 14, Matimate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Each of you makes his own truth and forbids all other truths.

Apocryphal Tales

Want to Krael Currently Reading Read. Apocryphal Tales by Karel Capek – 3 stars 1 6 Jul 31, You may have already requested this item. Paperbackpages. Even truths blend together from a certain height.

Just Like Old Times karep just a minute; how can they shout that he’s innocent when they don’t know for certain what he’s accused of? Would you also like to submit a review for this item? Open Preview See a Problem? I could be lazy and finish my review with the words of praise from Arthur Miller in This was a reread for me. The characters were well known historical and mythological figures, and these tales were a twisted version of their original stories.


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Karel Čapek

Finally last year, in the west of Ireland, in a second hand bookshop, I chanced on this volume. Return to Book Page. The world is a large place, Joseph, and there is room in it for many things.

There are people who prefer peace and quiet; there are people who get sick to their stomachs when they read in the paper about what’s going oarel these days, that there is or will be war, that people are being executed somewhere or other, or that somewhere else a few hundred or a few thousand people are killing each other off.

Jul 08, Piet Michael rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. It reads quickly, and the stories tend towards parable. But a;okryfy is truth?

Pilates Creed deserves to be quoted in full, as the artist’s humanist manifesto, the foundation of this shelter against the coming fascist storm that Capek is building here: Why pamper lazy churls? So there’s that, too.

Apocryphal Tales by Karel Čapek

Capek does exactly that, and takes us on a apokyrfy through capfk from the ancient to the contemporary times, focusing on key episodes from mythology, religious or history books. 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?


William Lewis rated it liked it Aug 04, The stories are deeply ironic and yet never cruel or morbid, even when the subject matter is rather grotesque ‘Brother Francis’ for example.

Look at capem laughing, all the way down to the gallows, as I see history repeating itself time and time again. That’s what we’ve done since time began: And how can he accommodate himself to hating when his entire life has been spent teaching people to capej one another?

To ask other readers questions about Apocryphal Talesplease sign up. James rated it liked it Jul 13, According to wikipedia, apocrypha are works, usually written works, that are of unknown authorship, or of doubtful authenticity, or spurious, or not considered to be within a particular canon.