A darkly humorous Czech satire: a new super-breed tries to conquer the world War with the Newts () is Karel Capek’s darkly humorous. Title: The War with the Newts Author: Karel Capek * A Project Gutenberg of Australia eBook * eBook No.: Edition: 1 Language: English Character. The War with the Newts. Karel Čapek. Translated into English by David Wyllie. This web edition published by [email protected] Last updated Wednesday.

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The character studied in this novel is humankind, and all of its foibles. Some way behind him, keeping the appropriate distance, the entire village was also squatting, complete with women and children. And Woth tossed the open oyster over to him. May 20, Bradley rated it really liked it Shelves: You won’t believe it, Mister Bondy. In Ceylon they’ve got enough pearls piled up to last them for five years, on Formosa they’ve put a ban on gathering them–and so they say to me, Captain van Toch, go and see if you can find somewhere new to gather pearls.

Bondy had before each major and successful decision he made; a sensation which might have been expressed in words thus: But in a house like this But you are riff-raff, brother; you would just drink it. All you’re worried about is money. Then when I went after them, after those sharks, and I threw stones at them, then they started throwing stones too, these tapa-boys.

This is expressed in Oswald Spengler style musings and a re-imaging of the super-newts as having the characteristics of the empires that employ them. This book is a must-read for everyone who is interested in the future of our planet.


I’ve got it written down here,” he said, tapping on his breast pocket. Abe’s sweetheart Li screamed hysterically and set off in desperate flight away from the water. Li thought she was as light as a cloud.

On board the Gloria Pickford that evening there were no personal quarrels, but scientific theories were bandied noisily. View all 4 comments. As proof of their awe they send you this. You should have seen how the captain went on about it; he turned blue, lifted me up by the neck and he would have thrown me overboard into the water if Gregory, the mate, hadn’t been there.

And then you call it a crisis. Holy Mary, I wouldn’t touch em for anyting. One of the oars struck against something slippery.

Where’s Christopher Hitchens when you need him most? I’ll be surprised if old Jesse doesn’t make a great film out of it.

The War with the Newts

There was no sign of any oysters or the knife. Then I found a kind of lad, Dayak he was, a shark-killer, they go in the water and kill the sharks with a knife.

We are lucky to have a brief interview with the deputy chief salamander. I tink he’s trainin em for a circus or sometin. Capej, I don’t know; this Joe, he was a Hell of a drinker and all.

Wat tensions and ambitions of Imperialist Europe find new expression once a species of super-newt is discovered. And why’s she running like that? I can’t talk about this sort of thing with them. Tell you what, once I get back home I’ll have a mass said for the good of his soul. Daraufhin beginnt ein Krieg, wtih nach und nach Landmasse verschlingt.

That was the big day, lad. Between them they map out the long-term history of the Newts: By this time capfk was getting dark very fast. It goes on just like this as far as the shore. It will keep you in stitches from beginning to end. While all this feverish rush was occupying Miss Li’s cabin the gentlemen were fending for themselves, and with ash trays and glasses of strong drink on the table in front of them they worked out a strategic plan about who would wat where and who would take care of what if anything happened; and in the process the captains dignity in the serious question of who would hold command was injured several times.


But Li did not scream. But it’s too hot and languid to talk about that sort wifh thing here, anchored off Tana Masa; so the captain merely waved his hand and grumbled: Alright then, I said, ts-ts-ts, you can eat it if you like. Take a seat, lads.

The War with the Newts, by Karel Čapek

My hands are covered in blisters. All of you come and look for the pearls! We know the book.

That’s what I’m good for. Bondy was contemplating the captain’s visiting card. Li slowly and languidly stood up and raised her hands to the sky. Well, that as well.

And the money we make, we can share it fifty-fifty. Ja, an old man can be very lonely,” the captain complained as wqr overcame his emotion. Mister Abe saw the black heads as they moved towards the shore and said nothing. And they dug out, sort of, deep holes in the banks under the water and lived in them during the day.