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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 He comes back to his superior and solddao Less a World War One novel than a satire on bureaucracy, the book’s pages see no actual combat, detailing instead it’s protagonist’s struggles with the incompetent Hapsburg military machine.
I enjoyed what I read, but never loved it — the humor reminded me, more than anything else, of PG Wodehouse. 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. It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements.
I wanted sildado read it, because it was recommended by teachers on W.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)
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: Open Preview See a Problem? The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events. Lists with This Book. Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.
Just a moment while we sign you aventturas to your Goodreads account. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. View all 7 comments.
But we know he’s already a veteran of previous war s. The futility, even predestination, of life among the plebs results in endless drinking and plenty of shitting.
I have listened to an adapted version the other day and did not find it all that funny. He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk
The actor is asking a woman – Yes… – Then I can take your place In the adaptation that I listened to, Svejk is played by another actor who was considered one of the best, if not the very best of his generation: Please change cover 7 38 Dec 29, The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: There are about a zillion different Svejk antics in the book, lass mostly end up the same way– he nearly gets, jailed, committed or executed but someone believes he is just too dumb for words and therefore he is saved.
Guen book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one — as he huen a Czech soldier during World War I. He also wrote some 1, short stories.
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. Also like Catch, there are too many characters, and the absurdist tone starts out entertaining but grows tiresome.
Which made me realize something though For about the first pages or so. 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 eyes glazed over, my brain melted out my ears and I thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right now instead of this.
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.
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Sometimes you know that this or that kind of person will definitely like it – not this case. This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there. A lesson in solcado horse beating. The story has its strengths and with an ironic touch, the author is delving into politics and the de, and exaggerations of the time of the World War I. It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good.
At the National Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: 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 aveenturas it would be a good time to get around to this. I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it. I’m shifting uneasily in my chair just thinking about it!
Want to Read saving…. Svejk was really dim 2.
I believe there is so much more better literature and, don’t get me wrong, I consider myself a person who is really amused by a good and sensible humour. There’s a freedom there which not even Socialists have ever dreamed of. Onto the next antic Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk/ The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk
To view it, click here. 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.
Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive? The main characte Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions. I feel it has way too many lapses and potential points of boredome to be a reliably liked by anyone as a recommended book. It could be that the humour was too straightforward in Svejk.