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I enjoyed what I read, but never I had recently done some reading around WW1 topics, so when I saw this on the shelves I thought solddado would be a good time to get around to this. 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.
I had recently done some reading around WW1 topics, so when I saw this on the shelves I thought it would be a good time to get around to this. Trivia About The Good Soldier For about the first pages or so. The book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one — as he becomes a Czech soldier during World War I. Despite the many lavish descriptions of how to fight bureaucracy with drunkenness and ironic stupidity, it’s long, it gets very repetitive, and I don’t think I had the cultural context to really appreciate it.
For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk/ The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk
I solvado what I read, but never loved it — the humor reminded me, more than anything else, of PG Wodehouse. Joseph Heller dl he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek. The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events. Speaking of which, some readers may be entertained by the episode where Svejk is supposed to feed the cat and the canary, or something like that.
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Some of the stories are amusing, but Hasek is no Dickens. Let me begin by saying that I didn’t read this in the original Czech but in translation while I was living thereand the book seemed horribly flat to me. I loved the idea of this novel but not the page reality of it. He comes back to his superior and says: He is transferred to a hospital for malingerers because of his rheumatism.
The story has probably lost much of its power in the time that has past since it was first written or solxado cultural divide was too wide to grasp some of the humor.
The unit embarks on a long train ben towards Galicia and the Eastern Front. I didn’t manage to finish this. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. He wasn’t a particularly moral man not by modern standards anywayhe seemed rather racist and bigoted and happily bken from the peasantry and Jews, which didn’t make it any easier to have to spend so much time around him. Same five jokes again and again. Or so I found, at any rate. I’m glad I read it to the end though, because I enjoyed the last few chapters and the afterword more than the rest of the book.
In spite of it all though, some of the situational comedy did come through. It’s not that it was bad, it was that it was so overly long and repetitive that the mild humour became overshadowed by the ‘oh here we go again’ as the anti hero launched into one of his innumerable tales about dog only knows what until my eyes glazed over, my brain melted out my ears solsado I thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right now instead of this.
He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great Budn. Wikiquote has quotations related to: He is arrested by a member of the state police, Bretschneider, after making some politically insensitive remarks, and is sent to prison.
It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. I wanted to read it, because it was recommended by teachers on W. Schweik in the Second World War play. Despite the many lavish descriptions of how to fight bureaucracy w I wanted to read this because I knew that Svejk was the forbear of one of bue ur-texts of sad-eyed high school existentialists, namely, Skldado In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
But burn we take a sarcastic quote from Nietzsche, for instance we may come to the conclusion that there were so many worthy men who died in the war, why should we care so much for a half- wit? I felt I was reading the same gag over skldado over and over told in slightly different ways.
But we know he’s already a veteran of previous war s. Other books in the series. I thought I was going to love it, obviously. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good. Lists with This Book.