Letters from England



Letters from England Karel Capek s Letters from England have established themselves as masterpieces of observation The letters and drawings are humorous, insightful and imbued by a profound humanity They convey a bemused admiration for England and the English First published in the nineteen twenties in Lidovc Noviny, the Czechoslovak national newspaper, Capek s Letters from England quickly established themselves as masterpieces of observation, and classics of modern Czech prose The letters described Europe s oldest democracy for the benefit of the citizens of Europe s newest, and Capek was acutely aware of the deep down affinity between his countrymen and the English The same understated humour, the same unflappability, the same quiet search for peace, home and comfort, the same love of nature and animals, served to unite the two people, both then and now Shortly after Letters from England appeared, Czechoslovakia was betrayed by Britain at Munich, and handed over to Hitler. Free Read [ Letters from England ] By [ Karel Čapek ] – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • Letters from England
  • Karel Čapek
  • English
  • 08 June 2018

10 thoughts on “Letters from England

  1. Rhys says:

    An extremely charming travel book by the excellent Czech writer Capek writes about the eccentricities of British life in the 1920s He deplores British food, disparages the rain and the traffic and criticises the insularity but he praises the countryside and some of the quaint traditions Capek was a very humourous writer but also a very...

  2. Tyler Jones says:

    I was charmed by this book but is it enough to simply say I was charmed Should I not try to explain why I was charmed Ok You asked for it.First Impression A wise man once said nothing.Early in the book, Capek accidentally so he says wonders into Hyde Park on a Sunday and witnesses the spectacle of soapbox orators and debaters Although to a man like Capek this must have seemed like a heavenly vision of equality and freedom, he does not wax rhapsodic, choosing instead to draw only a simple I was charmed by this book but is it enough to simply say I was charmed Should I not try to explain why I was charmed Ok You asked for it.First Impression A wise man once said nothing.Early in the book, Capek accidentally so he says wonders into Hyde Park on a Sunday and witnesses the spectacle of soapbox orators and debaters Although to a man like Capek this must have seemed like a heavenly vision of equality and freedom, he does not wax rhapsodic, choosing instead to draw only a simple humorous sketch As he puts itI might make this a starting point for admirable reflections on democracy, the English character, and the need for faith and other things but I would rather leave the whole occurrence in its natural beautyCapek s refusal to state his own opinions on all he sees allows the reader to feel the strangeness of being in a foreign land, and to draw their own c...

  3. l. says:

    Charmingly satirical anecdotes observations re the English, English institutions etc The man sitting opposite you in the train will anger you for two hours by not regarding you as worthy of a glance suddenly he gets up and hands you your bag which you are unable to reach Here the people always manage to help each other, but they never have anything to say to each other, except about the weather It is perhaps through sheer taciturnity that the English swallow half of every word and th Charmingly satirical anecdotes observations re the English, English institutions etc The man sitting opposite you in the train will anger you for two hours by not regarding you as worthy of a glance suddenly he gets up and hands you your bag which you are unable to reach Here the people always manage to help each other, but they never have anything to say to each other, except ...

  4. Bill Lawrence says:

    A joyful read with some timeless observations from the great Czech writer Predates many other tours of England, most famously J B Priestley, but contrary to its title also covers Scotland at his most poetic , Wales and very dismissively but mostly due to recommendation of his English friends Ireland In fact the latter provides an interesting commentary on the Irish Question as seen from the 1920s There are many comments on the English that seem, 90...

  5. Álex says:

    gil y pre ado de humor, y con el toque entra able de Capek Me fascina me fascina y me da mucha envidia, claro c mo es capaz de escribir sobre la esencia profunda de Inglaterra y Escocia y hacer re r al mismo tiempo.

  6. Malcolm says:

    apek has an astute eye leading to elegant epistles from 1930s England a kind of travelogue about habits As a recent immigrant, I loved it.

  7. Vaclav.makes says:

    st o gentlemenech byla naprosto asn Cituji Gentleman, to je odm en slou enina ml en , ochoty, d stojnosti, sportu, novin a po estnosti Dv hodiny v s do r v prot j ek ve vlaku t m, e v s neuzn za hodna pohledu najednou vstane a pod v m v kuf k, na kter jaksi nem ete dos hnout.

  8. Helena Mašátová says:

    he s one of the biggest writer of 20th centuryhis talent of describing the whole life in England is breath taking

  9. Juan Jiménez García says:

    Karel apek Estampas checasNo se puede decir que Karel apek perdiera mucho el tiempo Hizo de todo y lo hizo bien, y eso seguramente le vali ser no solo uno de los escritores checos m s conocidos y reconocibles sino tambi n todo un personaje Su obra se ha ido publicando en Espa a o mejor, en nuestro idioma desde hace mucho, y ello nos ha permitido tener un amplio abanico de ediciones de todos los tama os y formas Pero entre todo ello, si algo hab a quedado un poco ah , en el olvido, era Karel apek Estampas checasNo se puede decir que Karel apek perdiera mucho el tiempo Hizo de todo y lo hizo bien, y eso seguramente le vali ser no solo uno de los escritores checos m s conocidos y reconocibles sino tambi n todo un personaje Su obra se ha ido publicando en Espa a o mejor, en nuestro idioma desde hace mucho, y ello nos ha permitido tener un amplio abanico de ediciones de todos los tama os y formas Pero entre todo ello, si algo hab a quedado un poco ah , en el olvido, eran quiz s sus libros de viajes Hiperion public en su d a su Viaje a Espa a y ahora le ha llegado el mo...

  10. Keruonedz says:

    Stromy jsou snad to nejkr sn j v Anglii Tak ov em louky a str nici, ale hlavn stromy, kr sn plecit , star , rozlo it , voln , ctihodn a p evelik stromy.Lond nsk ulice je jen takov koryto, kter m ivot te e, aby u byl doma Na ulic ch se ne ije, nekouk , nemluv , nestoj ani nesed ulicemi se jenom prob h k m V m, je to stra n stra n je relativismus asu a prostoru, ale stra n j je relativismus kultury a d jin nikde za n mi ani p ed n mi nen bodu klidu, ide lu, hotovosti a Stromy jsou snad to nejkr sn j v Anglii Tak ov em louky a str nici, ale hlavn stromy, kr sn plecit , star , rozlo it , voln , ctihodn a p evelik stromy.Lond nsk ulice je jen takov koryto, kter m ivot te e, aby u byl doma Na ulic ch se ne ije, nekouk , nemluv , nestoj ani nesed ulicemi se jenom prob h k m V m, je to stra n stra n je relativismus asu a prostoru, ale stra n j je relativismus kultury a d jin nikde za n mi ani p ed n mi nen bodu klidu, ide lu, hotovosti a dokonalosti lov ka nebo je v ude a nikde, a ka d m sto v prostoru a v ase, kde lov k postavil sv d lo, je nep ekro iteln A j u ani nev m, je li portr t od Rembrandta dokonalej ne tane n maska ze Zlat ho ...

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