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ISBN: 0349116458
Author: Jaroslav Hasek
Language: English
Publisher: Macdonald & Co (December 31, 1983)
Pages: 298
Category: World Literature
Subcategory: Literature
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The Red Commissar book.

The Red Commissar book. Had Hasek been a writer of sunnier disposition, his stories of the "Good Soldier" Svejk and other down-and-outers might challenge Giovanni Guareschi's Little World of Don Camillo for staying power, but Guareschi's communists are more endearing than Hasek's. That said, The Red Commissar has more than a few smile-inducing passages built on the principle of ironic reversal.

Jaroslav Hasek's one novel, The Good Soldier Svejk, is an 'immortal' classic of humor, easily the most widely-read book by any Czech writer ever

Jaroslav Hasek's one novel, The Good Soldier Svejk, is an 'immortal' classic of humor, easily the most widely-read book by any Czech writer ever. Unfortunately, it was published near the end of Hasek's forty year lifespan of buffoonery, bigamy, debauchery, and rebellion against any kind of authority. Promises Not Kept, Promise Unfulfilled' would be an apt epitaph for the vagabond anarchist/communist who was one of the founders in 1911 of The Party for Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of Law, effectively a precursor of radical street theater.

Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece, "The Good Soldier Svejk". That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written'. Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose

Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk. That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.

Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk. Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals 'All the world has heard of Svejk, but few are familiar with the countless other characters Hasek created in his stories and sketches, which together with his feuilletons and articles are though to number some twelve hundred

Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of The Good Soldier Svejk. Jaroslav Hasek's one novel, The Good Soldier Svejk, is an 'immortal' classic of humor, easily the most widely-read book by any Czech writer ever

Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of The Good Soldier Svejk. Jaroslav Hasek's one novel, The Good Soldier Svejk, is an 'immortal' classic of humor, easily the most widely-read book by any Czech writer ever.

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The Good Soldier Švejk is the abbreviated title of an unfinished satirical novel by Jaroslav Hašek. It was illustrated by Josef Lada and George Grosz after Hašek's death. The original Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, literally The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War. Hašek originally intended Švejk to cover a total of six volumes, but had completed only four (which are now usually merged into one book) upon his death from tuberculosis in 1923.

HASEK, JAROSLAV (Author) Abacus (Publisher). The bad bohemian : the life of Jaroslav Hasek, creator of the good soldier Svejk. Books "Ramsgate Memorial Service in Memory of the Late Earl Haig (with Buffs?)" (1928) [Allocated, title taken from condition report i. .

The Good Soldier Svejk - Jaroslav Hasek. The original Penguin translator did Hašek's The Red Commissar which contains the further adventures of Švejk and other stories. pdf (2. 4 MB). The Good Soldier Svejk, the first sketches - Jaroslav Hasek. He got fired when, for a laugh, he published articles about animals he's just made up.

The Good Soldier Švejk is the abbreviated title of an unfinished satirical dark comedy novel by Jaroslav Hašek. The original Czech title of the work is Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války, literally The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier. Švejk has become a byword in the Czech Republic.

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Jaroslav Hasek's one novel, The Good Soldier Svejk, is an 'immortal' classic of humor, easily the most widely-read book by any Czech writer ever. Unfortunately, it was published near the end of Hasek's forty year lifespan of buffoonery, bigamy, debauchery, and rebellion against any kind of authority. 'Promises Not Kept, Promise Unfulfilled' would be an apt epitaph for the vagabond anarchist/communist who was one of the founders in 1911 of The Party for Moderate Progress Within the Bounds of Law, effectively a precursor of radical street theater. The annals and reports of this mock political party are included in "The Red Commisar"; Hasek was a good deal funnier than Al Franken, and he never had to shut up and serve in any legislature.

Another portion of "The Red Commisar" consists of the nine satirical sketches Hasek wrote about his real-life service as a Soviet Commissar in rural Russia. Slavophilia was perhaps Hasek's most consistent ideology; his brief tour of duty in Bolshevik Russia was enough to make him one of the heroes in the literary pantheon of the later USSR, but his irrepressible eccentricity and irregularity would almost certainly have gotten him 'expunged' if he hadn't scampered back to Czech territory in time. These sketches, and most of the other anecdotes collected here, were published in various 'fugitive' journals of the underground and bohemian press. Hasek wrote at least 1200 such ephemeral pieces before committing himself seriously to his single novel. Translator Cecil Parrott has offered us a chosen few.

The similarity of Hasek's short stories and sketches to those of Anton Chekhov should be no surprise. Same era, same cultural galaxy. Chekhov's sketches are more graceful, Hasek's are funnier, but they are of the same ephemeral genre. More surprising is how much Hasek's tossed-off anecdotes remind me of the informal scraps of writing by the American Mark Twain. The biographies of the two humorists could hardly be more different, but they display the same sardonic sense of humor. If you enjoy Twain's minor sketches and scraps of journalism, you'll be delighted by Hasek's just as much. Remember Twain's response to his own premature obituary? Hasek had just the same experience; a rival writer heard a rumor that Hasek had been killed in a brawl in Russia, and rushed to publish a defamatory obituary. Hasek's revenge was a practical joke, described in the sketch "How I Met the Author of my Obituary".

Only rarely does Hasek's satire fall flat, and that perhaps can be blamed on time and translation. This is a fun little collection of bits and pieces rescued from the bottomless literary wastebasket -- nothing great, but highly amusing.
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