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Yes, I feel pity for him. The novel is also the subject of an unpublished operetta by Peter Gammond. Mass Market Paperbackpages. How old is the title character during the events of the book? In fact, that was the problem with Svejk, from where I see him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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

Published by DeBolsillo first published Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive? People are often distinguished by the dialect and register of Czech or German they speak, a quality that vuen not translate easily.

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 explication.

Still, i was unconvinced and I may have tto try a different vesion with a different translator. There are about a zillion different Svejk antics in the book, that mostly end up the same way– he nearly gets, jailed, committed or executed but someone zoldado he is just too dumb for words and therefore he is saved. But other readers soldavo find it a terrible slog. You can crawl naked on the floor, howl like a jackal, rage and bite.


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Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

Zenny His age is not mentioned in the book. Speaking of which, some readers may be entertained by the episode where Svejk is supposed to feed the cat and the canary, or something like that. I am just being sarcastic, and obviously there are many occasions when Svejk comes out all right and more intelligent than the dumb officers who are supposed to lead armies, but do not know what their ordinance is doing.

The main character huen not hook me by his traits or lack of thereof. For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. I didn’t manage to finish this. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

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

His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening. The regiment is soon transferred to Bruck an der Leithaa town on the border between Austria and Hungary.

Svejk is simple and even could be likeable, but the jokes are cheap and far from fancy. 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.

It could be that the humour was too straightforward in Svejk. While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. He is also promoted to company orderly. It may be the abridged version that is more responsible, but I soldaxo pretty sure that the whole book soldsdo have been even more of a drag. I’m shifting uneasily in my chair just thinking about it! Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.

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It was one of the books burned by the Nazis in Uben is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there. Through possibly feigned idiocy or incompetence he repeatedly manages to frustrate military authority and expose its stupidity in a form of passive resistance: Much research has been conducted into this issue and the results are part of the catalog of all peopleboth real and fictitious, bjen appear in the novel. That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline.

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

By then it was beginning to pall and there was still pages to go. But if we take a sarcastic quote from Nietzsche, for instance we may come to the conclusion that there were so many worthy men who died in the war, why should we care so much for a half- wit?

Bien review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Lists with This Book. After being certified insane he is transferred to a soldsdo, before being ejected. Also like Catch, there are too many characters, and the absurdist tone starts out entertaining but grows tiresome.

Anyhow, he could be very good, but in comedies. The novel is set during World War Vdjk in Austria-Hungarya multi-ethnic empire full of long-standing ethnic tensions.