The Good Soldier Švejk


The Good Soldier Švejk (pronounced [ˈʃvɛjk]) is an unfinished satirical dark comedy novel by Czech writer Jaroslav Hašek, published in 1921–1923, about a good-humored, simple-minded, middle-aged man who pretends to be enthusiastic to serve Austria-Hungary in World War I. The Good Soldier Švejk is the abbreviated title; 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. The book is the most translated novel of Czech literature, having been translated into over 50 languages.
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original title: Osudy dobrého vojáka Švejka za světové války
language: Czech
date of publication: 1921
genre: satire, military fiction
main subject: World War I
narrative location: Central and Eastern Europe, Czechoslovakia
characters: Josef Švejk, Baloun


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