Posts Tagged ‘Švejk’

  1. Fit for any office of the state


    October 23, 2017 by AK

    My thoughts keep coming back to the story of the postmistress from the Sedlčany district as told by Švejk in Jaroslav Hašek’s novel. You can find it near the end of Part III, “A Glorious Spanking.” I’m relying on Cecil Parrott’s 1973 for the quotes while keeping an eye on Petr Bogatyrev’s Russian translation and the …
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  2. Colonel Obvious


    April 29, 2015 by AK

    John Schindler argues that Woodrow Wilson’s insistence on breaking up Austria-Hungary led to multiple disasters, including the subjugation of Central Europe by Hitler and Stalin. There’s enough to be said in defense of the old Habsburg empire but I can’t help ogling it through the eyes of that Czech anarchist, Jaroslav Hašek. (Some of the …
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