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

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To view it, click here. He is arrested by a member of the state police, Bretschneider, after making some politically insensitive xvejk, and is sent to prison.

Las aventuras del buen soldado Svejk

Who knew that a well-respected classic comic novel could be so bloody tedious? There is little development of plot or character. Joseph Heller said he could never have written his surreal epic without having read this WWI picaresque by Hasek. Through possibly feigned idiocy or incompetence he repeatedly manages to frustrate military authority and expose its stupidity in a form of passive resistance: I have listened to an adapted version the other day and did not find it all that funny.

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. Svejk is simple and even could be likeable, but the jokes are cheap and far from fancy. After being certified insane he is transferred to a madhouse, before being ejected. The novel is set during World War I in Austria-Hungarya multi-ethnic empire full of long-standing ethnic tensions.


I felt like that was good preparation That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline. In all, not quite the excellent read for which it was recommended. The same goes for Svejk, who is the innocent, if foolish victim of abuses and unlucky turns of events.

Many of its characters, especially the Czechs, are participating in a conflict they do not understand on behalf of an empire to which they have no loyalty. Want to Read saving…. Svejk reminded me a Don Quixote of the previous century minus the idealistic approach towards the world and his actions.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. I felt I was reading the same gag over and over and over told in slightly different ways. But I 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. Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story.

Was gamely going along with this until the why is it inevitable? The unit embarks on a long train journey towards Galicia and the Eastern Front.

Let me begin by saying that I didn’t burn this in the original Czech but in translation while I was living thereand the book seemed horribly flat to me. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.

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How old is the title character during the events of the book? Quotes from Las aventuras del 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.


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. At the National Theater, with a great comedy actor in the lead role: He is also promoted to company orderly.

Therefore, he’s certainly not in his twenties. Retrieved 16 November It was also frustrating not knowing where all the places mentioned are as it made difficult to follow his movements. Casi 9 meses tarde en leerlo.

Galaxia Gutenberg; 1 edition June 19, Publication Date: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Same five jokes again and again. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Other books in the series. Despite the many lavish descriptions of how to fight bureaucracy with drunkenness and ironic stupidity, bjen long, it gets very repetitive, and I don’t think I had the cultural context to really soldadoo it.

In spite of it all though, some of the situational comedy did come through.

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