War With the Newts

by Karel Čapek
Reviewed date: 2008 Aug 21
Rating: 3
240 pages
Translated from the Czech by Ewald Osers
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I don't know what all the fuss is about. It's not that clever. Mankind discovers intelligent newts. Mankind exploits newts as slave labor. Newts multiply and fill the earth, and run mankind to extinction.

The Osers translation is better than the David Wyllie translation that is available for free on the internet. Buy the Osers translation if you're going to read it.

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