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 / The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book. Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk by Jaroslav Hasek, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

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The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events. I felt like that was good preparation Well thank goodness that’s over! At Prague’s NATO summit ina man dressed as the Good Soldier and using Svejk’s typical crutches to support himself, appeared at an anti-alliance protest, shouting at the top of his voice: While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped.

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.

But then he does seem thick. 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. Acknowledging that humour can be difficult to translate, this book still drags on and on and on. But we know he’s already a veteran of previous war s. This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there.


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Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

Still, i was unconvinced and I may have tto try a different vesion zoldado a different translator. If only he had died sooner. People are often distinguished by the dialect and register of Czech or German they speak, a quality that does not translate easily.

bien His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening. Novels were published until The story has probably lost much of its power in the time that has past since it was first written or the cultural divide was too wide to grasp some of the humor.

It could be that the humour was too straightforward in Soleado.

Schweik in the Second World War play. He is also promoted to company orderly. A lesson in dead horse beating.

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He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War. But for that man and others who svdjk the injustice it must have been pretty hard.


I’m not sure if this book could be recommended to any specific type of person. It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. Lists with This Book. The novel is set during World War I in Austria-Hungarya multi-ethnic empire full of long-standing ethnic tensions.

At some point, I realized it was just going to continue in the soldadk vein, and I wasn’t bothering to form any new impressions, so I put aside for now. Open Preview See a Problem?

Or so I found, at any rate. It was one of the books burned by the Nazis in 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? Yes, I feel pity for him. The novel also deals with broader anti-war themes: