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Like Diogenes, Švejk lingers at the margins of an unfriendly society against which he is defending his independent existence. "Švejking" is the method for surviving "švejkárna", which is a situation or institution of systemic absurdity requiring the employment of "švejking" for one to survive and remain untouched by it.

Švejk at Googlism.com


The Good Soldier Švejk people
"The Good Soldier Švejk is a novel with an unusually rich array of characters. In addition to the many who directly form part of the plot, a large number of fictive and real people (and animals) are mentioned; either through Švejks anecdotes, the narrative or indirectly through words and expressions."


Challenges of translating Švejk into English: A report on the experimental project of its “Chicago version”
"A decision to translate the 207,009 words of Hašek’s unfinished novel in my judgment cannot be – and in my case indeed was not – a result of a rational consideration."


Society for Rejuvenating Immortality of Jaroslav Hašek
April 24, 2006 Workshop


Baťa and Hašek Changed My Life
"I ended up in hospital with alcohol poisoning. I felt horrible and the next day I was depressed because I thought they would throw me out of school. But the doc was very kind and did not sent a note to the school, but gave me a book instead. You know which book? Stories of The Good Soldier Švejk (Osudy dobrého vojaka Švejka). I was laughing so loudly while I was reading it, the nurses were wondering what was going on. Indeed the day before they couldn’t give me a blood test, I was so weak. They called the doctor, but he only waved his hand: he is allright."


The International Jaroslav Hašek Society's 2003 Conference
press release in Czech and English


The Party of Moderate Progress Within the Bounds Of the Law


Švejk "On The Ice"
a.k.a., Švejk does hockey 


'Švejkism' and the Czech Accession to the EU
scroll to the bottom of the page to this, the last article in the Radio Free Europe/Radio LibertyNewsline July 9, 1999 archive


Švejk and the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia
by Warsaw Pact countries


 The planet Švejk and its orbit


Chat with a Virtual Character-The Švejk Project .
Watch and listen Song of the Moldau from Schweik in the Second World War to a Czech demonstration system that allows for informal voice chatting with virtual characters.
Legendary novel figure Svejk is the first personality who could be interviewed in an early version.


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Švejk Restaurants


War and Understanding: The (Im)possibility of Communication in War and Peace and The Good Soldier Svejk
Karin Beck, Columbia University
International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES) VII World Congress, July 25–30, 2005, Berlin, Germany

"... a comparison of Svejk and War and Peace and their respective use of language. ... part of my dissertation on Foreign Language in Literature.
The Use of French in Russian Literature and the Use of German in Czech Literature


Polish Svejk Fan Club




The Švejk Phenomenon,
a Ukrainian book on 'švejkology'.


An August 31, 2001 Radio Free Europe report of a Hašek Museum Being Set up in Bugulma, i.e. Bögelmä, Tatarstan. (Look for the sixth news item on the list.) Jaroslav Hašek served there as a Deputy Commissar for the Red Army in October through December 1918. Hašek's "memorial apartment", a.k.a. the J. Gashek's Literary Memorial Museum (as listed in Russian on the Tatarstan National Museum's list of museums in Tatarstan). The  e-mail address of Hašek's Museum in Bugulma" m1814@mail.museum.ru. Streets were named after Jaroslav Hasek ('Gasek' in the Russian language as in its alphabet there is no letter or the sound 'H') in Kiev, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Kazan, and St. Petersburg, to name a few places.


A Russian river ship Jaroslav Hašek


Grid, Hype & Rock 'n' Roll
Tom Gibbs
Director of Worldwide Strategy and Planning, Intel Corporation
"It was reminiscent of the title character in Jaroslav Hasek’s famous unfinished novel "The Good Soldier Svejk."  When all is said and done, the good soldier Svejk never really gave a hoot about his fearless leader or the public relations machine. The people toiling in the trenches in the Grid community have long stopped caring what it's called or how folks outside the community think about it. They're too busy making it work and haggling though standards needed to make it work better.

"Unfortunately, in the same way that political conflict looks absurd to the good soldier Svejk, technological evolution isn't as simple or pure as an engineering mindset would like to understand."


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