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Jaroslav Hašek
Jaroslav Hašek in his late years
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
Genre historical satire
Notable works The Good Soldier Švejk

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Monument to Jaroslav Hašek in Lipnice nad Sázavou

Jaroslav Hašek ( 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.

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