Published December 27, 2005
by Penguin Classics .
Written in English
|Contributions||Josef Lada (Illustrator), Cecil Parrott (Introduction, Translator)|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||752|
The Good Soldier Švejk, written shortly after the First World War, is one of the great antiwar satires - and one of the funniest books of the 20th (or any) century. In creating his eponymous hero, Jaroslav Hašek produced an unforgettable character who charms and infuriates and bamboozles his way through the conflagration that tore through the heart of Europe, upending empires and changing social history/5(). Published in , The Good Soldier Svejk is a fictional black comedy by Jaroslav Hašek. Set in Czechoslovakia during World War I, the story follows the misadventures of “feebleminded” Josef Svejk, as he is drafted into the army and bungles everything he does. Drunkard, malingerer, oaf and possible genius - the story of Czech soldier Svejk and his misadventures in the First World War is one of the most hilar The Good Soldier Svejk (and His Fortunes in the World War) - 'The Good Soldier Svejk' Jaroslav Hasek Great times call for great men. This is the greatest anti-war book ever written, the greatest work of literature to come out of the First World War, (baring only the poetry of Owen and Rosenburg), and a modern classic.
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. Onto the next antic The latter’s dream, where 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. In 1 he published in KarikaturJ• the first of his stories about ' The Good Soldier Svejk'. They consisted of a number of tales about a soldier who had not quite yet developed into the famous character of the present book . Good list of links: 4: Aktuálně: Velká válka: Probably the best Czech online resource regarding the war: 5: Europeana Europeana: Themse site including archived material from WW1: 6: Das Archiv zum 1. Weltkrieg: : Extensive site on WW1 with daily official reports. 7: The Soldier's Burden: Gentleman's Military. This was the point reached by Jaroslav Hašek in dictating The Good Soldier Švejk and His Fortunes in the World War. He was already ill, and death silenced him forever on 3 January It prevented him from completing one of the most famous and widely-read novels published after the First World War. Herein lies this book’s greatest strength.