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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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He is arrested by a member of the state police, Bretschneider, after making eoldado politically insensitive remarks, and is sent to prison.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. How old is the title character during the events of the book? It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good.

View all 7 comments. Narrowly avoiding execution, he manages to rejoin his unit.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

Through possibly feigned idiocy or incompetence he repeatedly manages to frustrate military authority and expose its stupidity in a form of passive resistance: But for that man and others who suffered the injustice it must have been pretty hard. The latter’s dream, where he and soldadoo army of shattered soldier’s corpses go to Heaven is truly moving and the book’s funniest moments come from them and their relationships.

Some of the stories are amusing, but Hasek is no Dickens. Svejk was really dim 2. The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: The story has its strengths and with an ironic touch, the author is delving into politics and the mistakes and exaggerations of the time of the World War I.


I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often interrupted by anecdotes told by Svejk. In all, not quite the excellent read for which it was recommended. 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 got asleep.

Return to Book Page. 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.

Casi 9 meses tarde en leerlo. Other books in the series. While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. I felt like that was good preparation Retrieved 20 September Please change cover 7 38 Dec 29, I definitely was seeing humor in some parts that I don’t think I would have if not recently acquainted with tensions of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Or so I found, at any rate. But other readers might find it a terrible slog. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic.


Same five jokes again and again. Oxford English Dictionary 3rd ed. It is the most translated novel of Czech literature 58 languages in The first translation by Paul Selver was heavily abridged, reducing the novel to about two thirds of its original length.

It was one of the books burned by the Nazis in I’m shifting uneasily in my chair just thinking about it! Onto the next antic 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 vejjk glazed over, my brain melted out my ears and I thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right rl instead of this.

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I didn’t manage to finish this. He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War. Illustration by Josef Lada.