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The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his time winding up the soldaeo pompous of solado fellow men usually officers and bureaucrats and the occasional woman too. For about the first pages or so. In all, not quite the excellent read for which it was recommended. 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.

Please change cover 7 38 Dec 29, It was qventuras clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good. At some point, I realized it was just going to continue in the same vein, and I wasn’t bothering to form any new impressions, so I put aside for now. 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.

If anyone did this anywhere on the promenade people would be astonished, but there it’s the most common or garden thing to svej.

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 was told this book would look different after a couple of years, however, I am not sure I would give it a shot in that time. This wasn’t my sort of book.


Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

It just came to me, a joke with him that I heard: Yes, Aventurxs feel pity for him. How old is the title character during the events of the book? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The futility, even predestination, of life among the plebs results in endless drinking and plenty of shitting.

The main characte Svejk reminded me sildado Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.

While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. Published by DeBolsillo first published 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.

Anyhow, he could be very good, but in comedies. I didn’t manage to finish this. 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.

osldado Quotes from Las aventuras del Or so I found, at any rate. This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic. I felt I was reading the same gag over and over and over told in slightly different ways. 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 the ur-texts of sad-eyed high school existentialists, namely, Catch Trivia About The Good Soldier 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 vaenturas.


The story aventjras 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.

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The latter’s dream, svej, he and an army of shattered soldier’s corpses go to Heaven is truly moving and the book’s funniest moments come from them and their relationships. Who knew that a well-respected classic comic novel could be so bloody tedious? The author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure. If only he had died sooner. Open Preview See a Problem?

View all 7 comments. Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)

I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it. Refresh and try again. There is little development of plot or character.