Birth date: January 09, 1890
Died: December 25, 1938
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I read Karel Čapek’s wonderful drama last year, I just had to read it once more and I still find it wonderful. Therefore, I still agree with everything I wrote in my review back then.
This is the drama which introduced mankind not only to the word ‘robot’ but also to the concept of an inevitable war between humans and machines. R.U.R. (or W.U.R. in this German translation – a strange, yet very smart translation of the title) was written in Czechoslovakia in 1920 and holy crap, th...
It's good. The satire is still timely. It does go after the rise of fascism and is anti-capitalistic. But it's too long.
I just listened to an audio drama of R.U.R., Rossum's Universal Robots. It's a short stage play from 1920 and it popularized the word 'robot'. It's a story about a group of people who run a factory that produces many billions of robots, over the years, and things get a little out of control. The pre...
Having run out of Sumo DVDs, and whilst awaiting the beginning of baseball season, we've been watching Wooster and Jeeves videos. One of Wooster's buddies is fanatical about newts. When I discovered that Harold Bloom considered this book to be part of the western literature canon (I discovered this ...