Karel Čapek

Krakatit

Trans. Angela Alessandri
Krakatite
Krakatite
Miraggi Edizioni, 2020, 416 pp
Language: Italian
Genre: Literary fiction
ISBN: 9788833860664

This classic Czech novel about the risks and abuse of science by Karel Čapek was first published in 1924. Krakatit deals with the invention of a substance known as krakatit (although perhaps in English this should be more accurately rendered as krakatite) so named because it is so highly explosive that it rivals the energy output of the Indonesian Krakatoa volcano.

Language: Italian
Title: Krakatite
Publisher: Miraggi Edizioni
Year: 2020
Pages: 416
Genre: Literary fiction