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ISBN-10: 0062835440
ISBN-13: 9780062835444
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 08/07/2018
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.30" W, 1.60" H

The Good Soldier Svejk and His Fortunes in the World War: Translated by Cecil Parrott. with Original Illustrations by Josef Lada.

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Overview

Discover perhaps the funniest novel ever written (The Guardian ), now beautifully reissued

“The classic comic novel of the First World War.” —The New Yorker – “A literary masterpiece.” —New York Review of Books“One of the greatest works of 20th century literature.” —Boston Globe

Jaroslav Hasek’s The Good Soldier Svejk follows the adventures of Josef Svejk, a boisterous and sometimes bumbling (or brilliantly subversive?) Czech soldier, as he navigates the trials of World War I. Thrust into the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s army in 1914, Svejk, one of the great characters of 20th century literature (New Republic), embarks on a wild trip through war-ravaged Europe as he fakes illnesses, is captured by his own men, and takes on various quixotic quests to avoid arriving at the front lines, always with a bizarre–and often hilarious–anecdote at the ready. Predating countercultural American classics like Catch-22 by a generation, The Good Soldier Svejk was the first great antiwar satire, and still one of the finest ever written.

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Details

ISBN-10: 0062835440
ISBN-13: 9780062835444
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 08/07/2018
Dimensions: 7.80" L, 5.30" W, 1.60" H
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