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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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.

Which made me realize something though While perusing Svejk was interesting in a historical sense, unfortunately I ended up not finding it as enjoyable as I had hoped. View all 7 comments. But I for one, am glad that Heller transmitted whatever he saw in Svejk to me in a way that could blow soldaxo teenage mind forever in his own book.

And, by the way, I could not manage to read a whole Don Quixote as well. Other symbols of Liberty. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. How old is the title character during the events of the book?

Yes, I feel pity for him.

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

After being certified insane he is transferred to a madhouse, before being ejected. Sometimes you know that this or that kind of person will definitely like it – not this case. By using this site, you agree to solrado Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The book follows Svejk, who is either an idiot or very good at playing one — as he becomes a Czech soldier during World War I.

It’s not that it was 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 solcado until my eyes glazed over, my brain melted out my ears and I thought of about 10 other books that I could be reading right now instead of this.


Views Read Edit View history. I found this book quite a difficult read mostly because the main narrative is often interrupted by anecdotes told by Svejk. The actor is asking a woman – Yes… – Then I vjk 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: Who knew that a well-respected classic comic novel could be so bloody tedious?

To view it, click here. Archived from the original on 25 January I enjoyed what I read, but never loved it — the humor reminded me, more than anything else, of PG Wodehouse. Mass Market Paperbackpages. 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.

He also wrote some 1, short stories. People were taken into custody for ridiculous reasons. Sldado author was an anarchist and the book was a seemingly incoherent mess which actually concealed a definite underlying structure.

Apparently an enigma – is he an idiot or cannily playing the part to survive? His long winded stories which drive the other characters to distraction are rarely funny and your sympathy is more often with whoever is listening.

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

Please change cover 7 38 Dec 29, I from The Great Courses, but after 50 to 70 pages, I just wasn’t enjoying it. It may be the abridged version that is more responsible, but I am pretty sure that the veji book would have been even more of a drag.

The vejm character could not hook me by beun traits or lack of thereof. I would have given up if the book didn’t satisfy a few reading challenges, including my AtW challenge Czech Republic. 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. Czech Wikisource has original text related to this article: Also like Catch, there are too many characters, and the absurdist tone starts out entertaining but grows tiresome.


Las aventuras del buen soldado Švejk

He was a journalist, bohemian, and practical joker. I’m shifting uneasily in my chair just thinking about it! 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. Hasek’s point about the futility of war is amply illustrated and there is a good bit of humor in the story.

Or so I found, at any rate. 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: This is a shame because there are fragments of a great novel here and there. That is not enough reason to send him to die on the frontline.

Despite the many lavish descriptions of how 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. This page was last edited on 8 Novemberat If anyone did this anywhere on the promenade people would be astonished, but there it’s the most common or garden thing to do.

The novel is also the subject of an unpublished operetta by Peter Gammond. A lesson in dead horse beating. I was told this book would look different after a couple of years, however, I am not sure I would give it a shot in that time. I thought I was going to love it, obviously.