Jaroslav Hasek

Jaroslav Hasek

Birth
Prague, Okres Praha, Prague Capital City, Czech Republic
Death 3 Jan 1923 (aged 39)
Lipnice nad Sazavou, Okres Havlíčkův Brod, Vysočina, Czech Republic
Burial Lipnice nad Sazavou, Okres Havlíčkův Brod, Vysočina, Czech Republic
Memorial ID 9126758 · View Source
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Author. Immensely prolific, he had written over 1,000 short stories by the time he was 30. Conscripted into the Austrian Army in 1914, he spent most of World War I in Russian POW camps and after his release served as a commissar of the Red Army. Hasek's experiences were the basis for his monumental satire "The Good Soldier Svejk" (1923), about a lovable idiot who turns the crumbling Austrian Army upside-down with his naivete; it has been translated into 60 languages. Hasek planned the novel in six volumes but had completed only four before his death at 39 of heart disease.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 9126758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jaroslav Hasek (30 Apr 1883–3 Jan 1923), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9126758, citing Hřbitov Lipnice nad Sázavou, Lipnice nad Sazavou, Okres Havlíčkův Brod, Vysočina, Czech Republic ; Maintained by Find A Grave .