Karel Capek

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Karel Čapek (January 9, 1890 – December 25, 1938) was a Czech writer of the 20th century.

Born in 1890 in the Bohemian mountain village of Malé Svatoňovice to an overbearing, emotional mother and a distant yet adored father, Čapek was the youngest of three siblings. Čapek would maintain a close relationship with his brother Josef, living and writing with him throughout his adult ... more »

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  • ''Man will never be enslaved by machinery if the man tending the machine be paid enough.''
    Karel Capek (1890-1938), Czech writer. quoted in an obituary in News Chronicle (Dec. 27, 1938).
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