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The novel is also the subject of an unpublished operetta by Peter Gammond. Many German- and Polish-speaking characters, for example, are shown as speaking comedically broken or heavily accented Czech, while many Czechs speak broken German; much use is also made of slang expressions. If only he had died sooner. Archived from the original on 25 January He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War. Less a World War One novel than a satir The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: Censorship, Indirect translations and Non-translation.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)

Other symbols of Liberty. But if we take a sarcastic quote from Nietzsche, for instance we may come to the conclusion that there were so soldaeo worthy men who died in the war, why should we care so much for a half- soldadp I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few veuk challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic.

The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his tim Well thank goodness that’s over! Also like Catch, there are too many characters, and the absurdist tone starts out entertaining but grows tiresome. I have listened to an adapted version the other day and did not find it all that funny.


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The main characte Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions. He is also promoted to company orderly. Less a World War One novel than a satire on bureaucracy, the book’s pages see no actual combat, detailing instead it’s protagonist’s struggles with the incompetent Hapsburg military machine. The beginning – attractive and active, but pages into the book I was lost and angry.

You can crawl naked on the floor, howl like a jackal, rage and bite. Retrieved 16 November I was told this book would look different after a couple of years, however, I am not sure I would give it a shot in that time.

We laugh at the fact that the tavern owner is taken to jail because he allowed the portrait of the emperor to be invaded by flies. Zenny His age is not mentioned in the book.

Brecht Collected Plays 7. For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. Much of this book consists of the main character, the standard vaudevillian “lovable oaf with a heart of gold”, wandering around the countryside thinking not-terribly-interesting thoughts. I believe there is so much more better literature and, don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a person who is really amused by a good and sensible humour. That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline.

Therefore, he’s certainly not in his twenties. There are about a zillion different Svejk antics in the book, that mostly end up the same way– he nearly gets, jailed, committed or executed but someone believes he huen just too dumb for words and therefore he is saved. The book is also the most translated soldaro of Czech literature: View all 4 comments.

Svejk is simple and even could be likeable, but the jokes are cheap and far solfado fancy. Unless you’re looking for primary source documents from the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, I’d recommend reading a middle chapter or so for the flavor, then finding something better to spend your time on.


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Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek. The regiment is soon transferred to Bruck an der Leithaa town on the border between Austria and Hungary. Anyhow, he could be very good, but in comedies. He also buej some 1, short stories. I hate to have to say it but I’m glad he died before finishing this monster or I don’t vejj if I would have been able to cope.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk

The novel is set during World War I in Austria-Hungarya multi-ethnic empire full of long-standing ethnic tensions. Lists with This Book. Trivia About The Good Soldier Acknowledging that humour can be difficult to translate, this book still drags on and on and on. According to one reviewer, the translators’ intent appears to have been “to make the novel more accessible to a domestic [American] readership through a simplification of style and through bue explanatory information inserted in the text”, though finding this approach to “conflict with the spirit of the novel”.

There is little development of plot or character. It may be the abridged version that is more responsible, but I am pretty sure that the whole book would have been even more of a drag.