Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk has ratings and reviews. Stark said: I wanted to read this because I knew that Svejk was the forbear of o. Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk/ The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book.

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Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk/ The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk

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! I am just being sarcastic, and obviously there are many occasions when Svejk comes out all right and more intelligent than the dumb officers who are supposed to lead armies, but do not know what their ordinance is doing. I felt I was reading the same gag over and over and over told in slightly different ways.

I didn’t manage to finish this. At the National Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: Through possibly feigned idiocy or incompetence he repeatedly manages to frustrate military authority and expose its stupidity in a form of passive resistance: Yes, I feel pity for him. Many of its characters, especially the Czechs, are participating in a conflict they do not understand on behalf of an empire to which they have no loyalty.


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It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good. Illustration by Josef Lada. Other books in the series. Wikiquote has quotations related to: Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story. He is transferred to solado hospital for malingerers because of his rheumatism.

The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: Published by DeBolsillo first published fl I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it.

Sometimes you know that this or that kind of person will definitely like it – not this case.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk

Some of the stories are amusing, but Hasek is no Dickens. 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. Want to Read saving….

The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events. Novels were published until Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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He also wrote some 1, short stories. Nada ni nadie es ejemplar o valeroso: I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often interrupted by anecdotes told by Svejk.

Her translation was said to be one of Bertolt Brecht ‘s favourite books. I hate to have to say it but I’m glad he died before finishing this monster or I don’t know if I would have been able to cope. The author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure.

Open Preview See a Problem? When something comical does occur, it’s generally of the pratfall variety, and over too quickly to be entertaining, followed by another 50 pages of pointless explication.

That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline. Views Read Edit View history. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic. For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. I felt like that was good preparation Or so I found, at any rate.