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The Red Commissar

(2010)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Jaroslav Hasek is best known for his satirical masterpiece The Good Soldier Svejk. That has been described as 'Perhaps the funniest novel ever written.' Although his life was short and chaotic, Hasek did however write more as this volume tellingly reveals. In his preface, Cecil Parrott, translator and biographer of Hasek, crisply defines its purpose.. 'All the world has heard of Svejk, but few are familiar with the countless other characters Hasek created in his stories and sketches, which together with his feuilletons and articles are though to number some twelve hundred. The best of these deserve to be made available to the Western public and are included in this volume.' The range is wide. There is a selection from his Bugulma stories (Hasek as Bolshevik and Red Commissar), some early Svejk stories, reminiscences of Hasek's apprenticeship days, and the hilariously funny speeches made by Hasek when promoting his political 'Party of Moderate Progress within the bounds of the Law'.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

April 1983 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red Commissar
Author(s): Jaroslav Hasek
ISBN: 0-690-01798-7 / 978-0-690-01798-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ty Crowell Co
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1981 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk and Other Stories
Author(s): Jaroslav Hasek
ISBN: 0-385-27237-5 / 978-0-385-27237-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk and Other Stories: Including Further Adventures of the Good Soldier vejk and Other Stories
Author(s): Jaroslav Hasek
ISBN: 0-571-26049-7 / 978-0-571-26049-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Faber and Faber
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December 1983 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of the Good Soldier Svejk and Other Stories
Author(s): Jaroslav Hasek
ISBN: 0-349-11645-8 / 978-0-349-11645-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Abacus
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Kindle Editions

July 2015 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Red Commissar: Including Further Adventures of the Good Soldier vejk and Other Stories
Author(s): Jaroslav Hasek
Publisher: Faber & Faber
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