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Review: RUR

User Review  - Suhrob - Goodreads

Surprisingly good humor! The story line is not super great and I definitely don't buy the philosophy, but it is a historically important play and generally enjoyable. I'd even like to see this staged ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tony - Goodreads

RUR (Rossum's Universal Robots). (1920). Karel Capek. ****. Capek (1890-1938) was a Czech writer and playwright. This is probably his most famous play. Why? Because it's where we get the word 'robot ... Read full review

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User Review  - Juan - Goodreads

This is classic! what a sci-fi treat! it's dark and apocalyptic, but it's totally entertaining and also have social commentary and witty satire. I noticed that the "robots" here was more like of an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Brent - Goodreads

I was hoping for so much more from this. Unfortunately it it so poorly written. Maybe it was the translation. The dialogue is stilted and unnatural. The scenes poorly laid out. Something a middle ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

"Do you think the soul first shows itself by a gnashing of teeth?" "Nobody can hate men more than men. Turn stones into men and they'd stone us." Capek's RUR is credited with the invention of the term ... Read full review

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User Review  - Chelsi - Goodreads

SPOILERS BELOW! From the beginning of RUR, Hallemeier assures us that the robots have “no will of their own. No passion. No soul”. However, they sometimes they break down and she thinks it is their ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jessica Strider - Goodreads

The edition I read was translated by David Wyllie. Pros: first use of the word 'robot', social concerns of using artificial labour to replace humans, fears of uprisings and treating everyone the same ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robert Sheppard - Goodreads

WORLD CLASSICS OF SCIENCE FICTION---THE WAR WITH THE NEWTS & RUR-(ROSSUMS UNIVERSAL ROBOTS) BY KAREL CAPEK----FROM THE WORLD LITERATURE FORUM RECOMMENDED CLASSICS AND MASTERPIECES SERIES VIA GOODREADS ... Read full review

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User Review  - Valerie - Goodreads

I'm pretty sure this is not the edition I read, so I can't comment on the adequacy of the translation in this edition. The one I read was pretty bad. I sought it out because I knew that the play was ... Read full review

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User Review  - Merany Eldridge - Goodreads

One of the best Robot Taking Over the World stories I have ever read. Read full review


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