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Jaroslav Hašek
Jaroslav Hašek in his late years
Born (1883-04-30)30 April 1883
Prague, Austria-Hungary
Died 3 January 1923(1923-01-03) (aged 39)
Lipnice nad Sázavou, Czechoslovakia
Occupation Novelist, humorist
Genres historical satire
Notable work(s) The Good Soldier Švejk

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Monument to Jaroslav Hašek in Lipnice nad Sázavou

Jaroslav Hašek (Czech: [ˈjaroslav ˈɦaʃɛk]; 30 April 1883 – 3 January 1923) was a Czech writer, humorist, satirist, journalist, bohemian and anarchist. He is best known for his novel The Good Soldier Švejk, an unfinished collection of farcical incidents about a soldier in World War I and a satire on the ineptitude of authority figures. The novel has been translated into about 60 languages, making it the most translated novel in Czech literature.

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Statue of Jaroslav Hašek in Žižkov, near the pubs where he wrote some of his works

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