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The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk During the World War, Book One Paperback – Dec 19 1997

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  • Paperback: 260 pages
  • Publisher: Authorhouse; 1st edition (June 12 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1585004286
  • ISBN-13: 978-1585004287
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 1.8 x 12.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 318 g
  • Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,040,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"'Svejk,' a biting anti-war tale of a survival-bent Everyman, gets an English retelling that captures the charm of the original Czech novel." -- The Chicago Tribune, August 9, 2000

"The resurrection of the Good Soldier Svejk. New translation brings classic comedy to life. . . the diction . . . flows naturally . . . is a 'must read'." -- isyndicate.com, July 19, 2000

"[This] new translation is so joyful and audacious in its headlong hurtle through Hasek's story that it deserves to become the standard English version". -- The Oregonian, December 24, 2000

'Svejk,' a biting anti-war tale of a survival-bent Everyman, gets an English retelling that captures the charm of the original Czech novel. -- The Chicago Tribune, August 9, 2000

The resurrection of the Good Soldier Svejk. New translation brings classic comedy to life. . . the diction . . . flows naturally . . . is a "must read". -- Richard Seltzer, July 19,2000

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If you enjoyed Heller's Catch-22, you'll enjoy the Good Soldier Svejk. But Svejk is a far more subtle and complex and interesting character than Yossarian. Here we have a unique and comic form of rebellion. Here we have a character whose unassuming behavior repeatedly shows up the stupidity of the people and the system that have labeled him as stupid. Here we have an ordinary man-of-the-street repeatedly tripping up officers and government officials, making a mockery of them, while seeming to maintain a childlike, almost holy innocence. He's a confidence man posing as a holy fool. His is the wisdom of the streets, the wisdom of the downtrodden playing on the naivete of those in authority.

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