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The cover of my copy of Penguin’s 1973 edition. Many Czechs seem hesitant to identify with Švejk, the novel’s central character. That said, the book captures the dire (and ludicrous) situation the nation found itself in during WWI, when Czechs were called on to defend an archaic empire built on bombast. Photo: Mark Baker.

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