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|Title||:||Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other Stories|
|Publisher||:||Karolinum Press, Charles University|
|Number of Pages||:||224|
|Category||:||Czech literature, Short stories, Fiction|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Behind the Lines: Bugulma and Other Stories Jaroslav Ha ek is a Czech writer most famous for his wickedly funny widely read yet incomplete novel i The Good Soldier Schweik i a series of absurdist vignettes about a recalcitrant WWI soldier Ha ek in spite of a life of buffoonery and debauchery was remarkably prolific He wrote hundreds of short stories that all display both his extraordinary gift for satire and his profound distrust of authority i Behind the Lines i presents a series of nine short stories first published in the i Prague Tribune i and considered to be some of Ha ek s best Based on his experiences as a Red Commissar in the Russian Civil War and his return to Czechoslovakia i Behind the Lines i focuses on the Russian town of Bugulma taking aim with mordant wit at the absurdities of a revolution .
Providing important background and insight into i The Good Soldier Schweik i this collection by a writer some call the Bolshevik Mark Twain is nevertheless much more than a tool for understanding his better known novel it is a significant work in its own right A hidden gem remarkable for its modern ribald sense of humor i Behind the Lines i is an enjoyable fast paced anthology of great literary and historical value .