Jaroslav Hašek

Jaroslav Hašek was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, and anarchist, best known for his novel 'The Good Soldier Švejk', a satirical depiction of the absurdities of war.

Books

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  1. 1. The Good Soldier Svejk

    "The Good Soldier Svejk" is a satirical novel set during World War I, following the story of a Czech soldier in the Austro-Hungarian army. Svejk, the protagonist, is a simple-minded, good-natured man who is frequently arrested for bungling jobs due to his apparent idiocy. Despite his constant run-ins with authority, Svejk manages to maintain his cheerful disposition and even takes advantage of his perceived stupidity to manipulate the system. The book offers a humorous and critical perspective on the absurdity of war and the incompetence of military bureaucracy.

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