Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War

Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War




In The Good Soldier Svejk, celebrated Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hasek combineddazzling wordplay and piercing satire in a hilariously subversive depiction of the futility of war.

Good-natured and garrulous, Svejk becomes the Austrian army�s most loyal Czech soldier when he is called up on the outbreak of World War I - although his bumbling attempts to get to the front serve only to prevent him from reaching it. Playing cards and getting drunk, he uses all his cunning and genial subterfuge to deal with the police, clergy, and officers who chivy him toward battle. Cecil Parrott�s vibrant translation conveys the brilliant irreverence of this classic about a hapless Everyman caught in a vast bureaucratic machine.

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ISBN-13: 9780690004663
Publisher: Collier Macmillan Canada, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/1974
Pages: 752

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