Jaroslav Hašek

Jaroslav Hašek

  • Czech Republic

Jaroslav Hašek (1883-1923) was a Czech journalist, satirist, and author. He has written over 1,500 short stories, a portion of which were collected to became his major work of prose, the novel The Good Soldier Švej. On the futility of war and his own sincere agenda toward his readers, he has written the following: “It is very important for me to educate the honorable public, what strange things are happening in the world, so that after reading this book, they can draw new strength and love the world again, so they will know how to move on on our miserable planet without losing hope.”

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