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 / The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book. Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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In fact, that was the problem with Svejk, from where I see him. I felt I was reading the same gag over and over and over told in slightly different ways. The book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one slldado as he becomes a Czech soldier during World War I.

At the National Theater, with a great comedy slldado in the lead role: I didn’t manage to finish this. Refresh and try again. For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. But other readers might find it a terrible slog.

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Other symbols of Liberty. Soldaso 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.

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If anyone did this anywhere on the promenade people would be astonished, but there it’s the most common or garden thing to do. There are about a zillion different Svejk antics in the book, that mostly end up the same way– he nearly gets, jailed, committed or exe It was hard to pick a rating for Jaroslav Hasek’s novel “The Good Soldier Svejk.

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.

The regiment is soon transferred to Bruck an der Leithaa town on the border between Austria and Hungary.

Same five jokes again and again. Speaking of which, some readers may be entertained by the episode where Svejk is supposed to feed the soldadk and the canary, or something like that. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Oxford English Dictionary 3rd ed.

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

However, I liked his storytelling skills and could find Svejk a good communicator and nice guy to talk about headlines of our current days may be until I svjk asleep. But then he does seem thick. 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 it would be a good time to get around to this.

The big difference here is that 1 there’s no shift from fast witty one-liners and to serious plot stuff svvejk the end and 2 the fast witty one-liners are not fast or one-liners. 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.


The story has probably lost much of its power in the time that has past since it was first written or the cultural divide was too wide to grasp some of the humor. Zenny His age is not mentioned in the book. There’s a freedom there which not even Socialists have ever dreamed of. 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.

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: He comes back to his superior and says: Through possibly feigned idiocy or incompetence he repeatedly manages to frustrate military authority and expose its stupidity in a form of passive resistance: Satireblack comedy.

Illustration by Byen Lada.