The Good Soldier Schweik

The Good Soldier Schweik
Author: Jaroslav Hasek
Publisher:
Total Pages: 440
Release: 1963
Genre:
ISBN:


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The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War, Book Two

The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War, Book Two
Author: Jaroslav Hašek
Publisher: Good Soldier Švejk
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2009-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1438916701


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A picaresque series of tales about an ordinary man's successful quest to survive, and a funny but unrelentingly savage assault on the very idea of bureaucratic officialdom as a human enterprise conferring benefits on those who live under its control, and on the various justifications bureaucracies offer for their own existence.

Behind the Lines

Behind the Lines
Author: Hašek, Jaroslav
Publisher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2016-08-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 802463287X


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The collection of short stories entitled Behind the Lines: Bulguma and Other Stories draws on Hašek’s experience from revolutionary Russia. In a manner similar to that employed in his caricatures of the pre-war monarchy, he satirically captures events of the Bolshevik revolution from the perspective of a Red commissar in a combination of grotesque humor and sarcasm. Historical events serve merely as part of the historical mystification. Hašek presents them as he perceived them as a man and participant in historical events. He depicts them primarily as simple and human, pushing his critical view into the background. On the border of a comic exaggeration and a realistic depiction, an amusing story about a forgotten Tartar town of Bugulma unfolds featuring the Soviet commander of the Tver Revolutionary Regiment, drunk Yerokhimov, and Comrade Gašek, the Commanding Officer of Bugulma. Employing humor and exaggeration, Hašek demonstrates the zealotry of the revolutionary period as well as the stupidity and simple human insecurity of authoritarians. The collection of short stories, Behind the Lines, also includes other sketches by Hašek, written at the same time.

The Good Soldier Schweik

The Good Soldier Schweik
Author: Michael John Nimchuk
Publisher:
Total Pages: 102
Release: 1980
Genre: Drama
ISBN:


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The Good Soldier Svejk

The Good Soldier Svejk
Author:
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 86
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780140182743


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Translates the iconoclastic Czech's classic satire depicting the adventures of a soldier during the First World War

The Yid

The Yid
Author: Paul Goldberg
Publisher: Picador
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1250079047


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A DEBUT NOVEL OF DARING ORIGINALITY, THE YID GUARANTEES THAT YOU WILL NEVER THINK OF STALINIST RUSSIA, SHAKESPEARE, THEATER, YIDDISH, OR HISTORY THE SAME WAY AGAIN Moscow, February 1953. A week before Stalin's death, his final pogrom, "one that would forever rid the Motherland of the vermin," is in full swing. Three government goons arrive in the middle of the night to arrest Solomon Shimonovich Levinson, an actor from the defunct State Jewish Theater. But Levinson, though an old man, is a veteran of past wars, and his shocking response to the intruders sets in motion a series of events both zany and deadly as he proceeds to assemble a ragtag group to help him enact a mad-brilliant plot: the assassination of a tyrant. While the setting is Soviet Russia, the backdrop is Shakespeare: A mad king has a diabolical plan to exterminate and deport his country's remaining Jews. Levinson's cast of unlikely heroes includes Aleksandr Kogan, a machine-gunner in Levinson's Red Army band who has since become one of Moscow's premier surgeons; Frederick Lewis, an African American who came to the USSR to build smelters and stayed to work as an engineer, learning Russian, Esperanto, and Yiddish; and Kima Petrova, an enigmatic young woman with a score to settle. And wandering through the narrative, like a crazy Soviet Ragtime, are such historical figures as Paul Robeson, Solomon Mikhoels, and Marc Chagall. As hilarious as it is moving, as intellectual as it is violent, Paul Goldberg's THE YID is a tragicomic masterpiece of historical fiction.

The Good Soldier

The Good Soldier
Author: Ford Madox Ford
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2018-10-07
Genre:
ISBN: 9781727680195


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The Good Soldier A Tale of Passion by Ford Madox Ford At the fashionable German spa town Bad Nauheim, two wealthy, fin de siecle couples - one British, the other American - meet for their yearly assignation. As their story moves back and forth in time between 1902 and 1914, the fragile surface propriety of the pre - World War I society in which these four characters live is ruptured - revealing deceit, hatred, infidelity, and betrayal. "The Good Soldier" is Edward Ashburnham, who, as an adherent to the moral code of the English upper class, is nonetheless consumed by a passion for women younger than his wife - a stoic but fallible figure in what his American friend, John Dowell, calls "the saddest story I ever heard."

The Bad Bohemian

The Bad Bohemian
Author: Cecil Parrott
Publisher:
Total Pages: 0
Release: 1983
Genre: Novelists, Czech
ISBN:


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The Red Commissar

The Red Commissar
Author: Jaroslav Hasek
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 345
Release: 2015-07-30
Genre: History
ISBN: 0571310036


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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.. '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. The best of these deserve to be made available to the Western public and are included in this volume.' The range is wide. There is a selection from his Bugulma stories (Hasek as Bolshevik and Red Commissar), some early Svejk stories, reminiscences of Hasek's apprenticeship days, and the hilariously funny speeches made by Hasek when promoting his political 'Party of Moderate Progress within the bounds of the Law'.

From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier ?vejk

From Good King Wenceslas to the Good Soldier ?vejk
Author: Andrew Lawrence Roberts
Publisher: Central European University Press
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9789637326271


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Emphasizing the importance of popular culture and the wealth of knowledge that can be gained through an analysis of the daily lives and practices of individuals, this book serves as an introduction to Czech popular culture. It includes 600 entries, cross-referenced to allow readers to pursue particular topics in greater depth.