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Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk
Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Mass Market Paperbackpages. Published by DeBolsillo first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. How old is the title character during the events of the book?
Zenny His age is not mentioned in the book. But we know he’s already a veteran of previous war s. Therefore, he’s certainly not in his twenties.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I wanted to read fl because I knew that Svejk was the forbear of one of the ur-texts of sad-eyed high school existentialists, namely, Catch Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek.
I thought I was going to love it, obviously.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk/ The Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk
While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. 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 Despite the many lavish descriptions of solado 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.
Which made me realize something though Like, I am sure academics who study enough other stuff can grok Svejk in its full grooviness.
But Soldqdo for one, am glad that Heller transmitted whatever he saw in Svejk to me in a way that could blow my teenage mind forever in his own book. Well thank goodness that’s over! It’s not that it soldadp 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 E thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right now instead of this.
The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his tim Well thank goodness that’s over! The seemingly brainless Svejk who was called up to ‘do his duty’ in WWI spent all of his time winding up the soldzdo pompous of his fellow men usually officers and bureaucrats and the occasional woman too. He wasn’t a particularly moral man not by modern standards anywayhe seemed rather racist and bigoted and happily stole from the peasantry and Jews, which didn’t make it any easier to have to spend so much time around him.
The author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure. It was pretty clever and the jokes and stories were pretty good. For about huen first pages or so.
By then it was beginning to pall and there was still pages to go. I hate to have to say it but I’m glad he died before finishing this monster or I don’t know if I would have been able to cope.
I’m shifting uneasily in burn chair just thinking about it! View all 4 comments. View all 7 comments. This wasn’t my sort of book. I’m glad I read it to the end though, because I enjoyed the last few chapters and the afterword more than the rest of the book.
Soldaco futility, even predestination, of life among the plebs results in endless drinking and plenty of shitting. I felt I was reading the same gag over solrado over and over told in slightly different ways. The book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one — as he becomes a Soldsdo soldier during World War I.
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. There are about a zillion woldado Svejk antics in the book, that 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.
Onto the next antic Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story.
Had it been given a good edit for length and content, I probably would have enjoyed it more. If only he had died sooner. Acknowledging that humour can be difficult to translate, this book still drags bueb and on solddao on.
Same five jokes again and again. A lesson in dead horse beating. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Casi 9 meses tarde en leerlo. I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often interrupted by anecdotes told by Svejk.
It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. Was gamely going along with this until the why is it inevitable? I loved the idea of this novel but not the page reality of it.
Some of the stories are amusing, but Hasek is no Dickens. There is little development of plot or character. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic. I didn’t manage to finish this. I wanted to read it, because it was recommended by teachers on W. I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it. I have listened to an adapted version the other day and did not find it all that funny.
It may be the abridged version that is more responsible, but I am pretty sure that the whole book would have been even more of a drag. At the Solxado Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: Anyhow, he could be very good, but in comedies.
It just came to me, a joke with him that I heard: 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: The story has 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. People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons.
We laugh at the fact that the tavern owner is taken to jail because he allowed the portrait of the emperor to be invaded by flies. But for zoldado man and others who suffered the injustice it must have been pretty hard. The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events. In fact, that was the problem with Svejk, from where I see him.
Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk by Jaroslav Hašek (2 star ratings)
Yes, I feel pity for him. But then he does seem thick. He drinks a lot when he has the chance, which had been almost always before the Great War.
That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline. 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? 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.
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. He comes back to his superior and says: Svejk was really dim 2. The people of central Europe spent most of the Twentieth Century living under various stifling and unwieldy bureaucracies: 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: 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.
For students of the period or the region there is plenty of interest here. But other readers might find it a terrible slog. Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive?
The Good Soldier Švejk – Wikipedia
His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening. This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there. 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 spldado come from them and their relationships. Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.
And, by the way, I could not manage to read a whole Don Quixote as well. The beginning – attractive solrado active, but pages into the book I was lost and angry. I believe there woldado 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.