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Jaroslav Hasek’s world-famous satirical
farce The Good Soldier Svejk has been
translated into over sixty languages, and
is one of the best-known Czech works
ever published. A soldier in the First
World War who never actually sees any
combat, Josef Svejk is The Good Soldier’s
awkward protagonist – and none of the
other characters can quite decide
whether his bumbling efforts to get to the
front are genuine or not. Often portrayed
as one of the first anti-war novels,
Hasek’s classic satire is a tour-de-force of
modernist writing, influencing later
writers such as Hemingway, Faulkner and
Joseph Heller. In this version, it has been
sensitively and carefully abridged.

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