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Švejk [shvāke] Svejk

This blog is dedicated to the title character of The Fateful Adventures of the Good Soldier Švejk During the World War and his creator, Jaroslav Hašek.

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Saturday, June 18, 2005


... I wouldn't have to earn a living and this project would had been done by now. That's the bad news. (Also, I am a year older.)

The better news is that Chapter 3 of Book Two has been proofread. There remain two more chapters to be done in Book Two.

A while back I found the wonderfull essay Tropos Kynikos by Peter Steiner which provides an excellent view of svejking ['sh-vey-king'] that ties Svejk to Diogenes. A wonderful philosophical foundation for understanding Hasek's opus magnus. Soon I will be scanning in and posting the expanded version of Tropos Kynikos (see the Analyses section of www.SvejkCentral.com) as I received a permission from the publisher to do that.

The next pertinent essay came out of University of Melbourne: Looking for the Good Soldier, Švejk: Alternative Modalities of Resistance in the Contemporary Workplace, authored by Peter Fleming and Graham Sewell. I'm waiting to get a response from BSA's journal Sociology to my request for a permission to post the complete essay among the Analyses at www.SvejkCentral.com. For the time being, there is just the referrence.

Having to make a living not only keeps me and my family alive and well, but it could bring also a serendipity to this project by allowing me gain the skill of developing dynamic, database-driven web applications. My hope is that one of these days www.SvejkCentral can become such interactive web application to be worthy its title.


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