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The Good Soldier Svejk And His Fortunes in the World War

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  • Paperback, Penguin Books, 2006, ISBN# 0140449914
THE GOOD SOLDIER SVEJK In The Good Soldier Svejk, celebrated Czech writer and anarchist Jaroslav Hasek combined dazzling 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.Introduction discusses Hasek's turbulent life as an anarchist, communist, and vagrantIncludes a pronunciation guide to Czech names, three maps, and the original illustrations by Josef LadaThe unabridged and unbowdlerized translation Read less

Specifications
Number of Pages 752
Number in Series 1
Original Languages English
Subject FICTION_WAR & MILITARY, Historical Events, WORLD WAR, 1914-1918_FICTION
Author Lada, Josef, Hasek, Jaroslav, Parrott, Cecil
Target Audience T
Translator Parrott, Cecil
Edition REV
Series Title Penguin Classics
Book Format Paperback
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Publication Date January, 1970
ISBN-13 9780140449914
Fiction/Nonfiction FIC032000
Illustrator Lada, Josef
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H) 5.00 x 7.50 x 1.50 Inches
ISBN-10 0140449914

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