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The Good Soldier Švejk

The Good Soldier Švejk Description:

In i The Good Soldier vejk i celebrated Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Ha ek combined dazzling wordplay and piercing satire in a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war br br Good natured and garrulous vejk becomes the Austrian army s most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it Playing cards and getting drunk he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police clergy and officers who chivy him toward battle br br Cecil Parrott s vibrant translation conveys the brilliant irreverence of this classic about a hapless Everyman caught in a vast bureaucratic machine

Rating: 3.61 out of 5

The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book Two

The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book Two Description:

In Book One of The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier vejk During the World War Jaroslav Ha ek wrote about the familiar world he lived in and wrote about his whole life before the onset of the War to End All Wars Book One introduces that world to those who are not familiar with it For those in the know it is a hilarious stroll down the familiar paths the pubs cops politics houses of ill repute eking out a living Even after vejk already joined the military life goes on as usual He and his cohorts might be in uniform but frequent the same pubs interact with the same people under similar circumstances The military is not much different than the police It s just another uniformed service diminishing one s options and pleasure only to be outwitted and largely ignored Book One sets the stage for what follows once vejk moves out with his outfit to go to the front As the text now continuing in Book Two progresses it becomes clear that The Good Soldier vejk is not a book meant for the light entertainment of the leisure class There have been quite a few livingers people making a living from interpreting what Ha ek meant by what he wrote who or what vejk is and arguing among themselves If the common working people find the text funny or even hilarious it is because as Don DeGrazia put it it is a bellowing barroom brawl of a book that will forever have everyday people doubled up with the painful laughter of recognition Such laughing people know vejk without having to analyze him or the text he lives in On the other hand if you want to take that route you will find a lot of material to confront at SvejkCentral com

Rating: 3.39 out of 5

The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book(s) Three & Four

The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book(s) Three & Four Description:

This is the last volume of the The Fateful Adventures Of The Good Soldier vejk During The World War containing Book Three and Book Four Jaroslav Haek planned to write six books but passed away before completing Book Four That is why the book is considered unfinished Yet it can be argued the author under pressure from his deteriorating health indeed completed his thoughts and closed the books on the book that made him famous quite well

Rating: 3.41 out of 5

Przygody dobrego wojaka Szwejka podczas wojny światowej. Tom I i II

Przygody dobrego wojaka Szwejka podczas wojny światowej. Tom I i II Description:

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Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Bachura Scandal and Other Stories and Sketches

Bachura Scandal and Other Stories and Sketches Description:

Jaroslav Hasek was a humorist and satirist of rare order long before he wrote his celebrated novel The Good Soldier Schweik This selection of pre stories of Prague life most were translated into English for the first time in this collection revels in the twisted logic of politics and bureaucracy in the Czech capital which was also an Austrian provincial city

Rating: 3.69 out of 5

The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures Of The Good Soldier Svejk And Other Stories

The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures Of The Good Soldier Svejk And Other Stories Description:

Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk That book has been described by British writer George Monbiot as Perhaps the funniest novel ever written Although his life was short and chaotic Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals In his preface Sir Cecil Parrott translator and biographer of Hasek crisply defines its purpose All the world has heard of Svejk but few are familiar with the countless other characters Hasek created in his stories and sketches which together with his feuilletons and articles are though to number some twelve hundred The best of these deserve to be made available to the Western public and are included in this volume The range is wide There is a selection from his Bugulma stories Hasek as Bolshevik and Red Commissar some early Svejk stories reminiscences of Hasek s apprenticeship days in a pharmacy and the hilariously funny speeches made by Hasek when promoting his short lived political Party of Moderate Progress within the bounds of the Law

Rating: 3.71 out of 5

Aféra s křečkem a jiné povídky

Aféra s křečkem a jiné povídky Description:

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Rating: 3.49 out of 5

Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other Stories

Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other Stories Description:

Jaroslav Ha ek is a Czech writer most famous for his wickedly funny widely read yet incomplete novel i The Good Soldier Schweik i a series of absurdist vignettes about a recalcitrant WWI soldier Ha ek in spite of a life of buffoonery and debauchery was remarkably prolific He wrote hundreds of short stories that all display both his extraordinary gift for satire and his profound distrust of authority i Behind the Lines i presents a series of nine short stories first published in the i Prague Tribune i and considered to be some of Ha ek s best Based on his experiences as a Red Commissar in the Russian Civil War and his return to Czechoslovakia i Behind the Lines i focuses on the Russian town of Bugulma taking aim with mordant wit at the absurdities of a revolution br br Providing important background and insight into i The Good Soldier Schweik i this collection by a writer some call the Bolshevik Mark Twain is nevertheless much more than a tool for understanding his better known novel it is a significant work in its own right A hidden gem remarkable for its modern ribald sense of humor i Behind the Lines i is an enjoyable fast paced anthology of great literary and historical value br br

Rating: 3.68 out of 5

Рассказы и фельетоны

Рассказы и фельетоны Description:

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Rating: 3.76 out of 5