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The novel The Good Soldier Švejk refers to a number of institutions and firms, public as private. These have until 15 September 2013 been categorised as 'Places'. This only partly makes sense as this type of entity can not be always be accosiated with fixed geographical point, in the way that for instance cities, montains and rivers can. This new page contains military and civilian institutions (including army units, regiments etc), hotels, public houses, newspapers and magazines.

The line between this page and "Places" is blurred, but the idea with this section is to include entities that are not necessarily located on a fixed spot on earth. Therefore Prague and Vienna will still be found in the "Places" database, because these have constant co-ordinates. On the other hand institutions may change location: K.u.k. Heer and U kalicha are not unequivocal geographical terms so they will from now on appear on this page.

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Svatý Haštal is mentioned by Švejk when he warns Rudolf Lukas not to walk Fox near U mariánského obrazu, where the there is a dog every bit as ill-tempered as a certain beggar from Svatý Haštal.

Background

Svatý Haštal is a church in Prague, Staré Město.

Quote from the novel
[1.15] Jak uvidí ve svým rayoně cizího psa, hned je na něho žárlivej, aby mu tam něco nesežral. Von je jako ten žebrák od svatýho Haštala.“

Also written:Svatý Haštal de

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Hybernská ul. 1011/30, Praha II-Josef Šašek [1910]
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U mariánského obrazu is mentioned when Švejk informs Lukáš that an angry dog has his territory here and that he better not go there with Max.

Background

U mariánského obrazu was a restaurant in Hybernská ulice which does not exists any more. It was located on the ground floor in number 1011, right opposite present-day Masarykovo nádraží. It should not be confused with the current restaurant by the same name in Žižkov.

Quote from the novel
[1.15] A taky bych vám neradil vodit ho přes Havlíčkovo náměstí, tam se potlouká jeden zlej řeznickej pes vod ,Mariánskýho vobrazu’, kterej je náramně kousavej.
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Průvodce po městě Třeboni ..., 1902

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W. Staněk was a Chinese who had a convex mirror. Švejk told Rudolf Lukas this story when the latter was wondering if he liked his own looks. Švejk did not like the sight of himself in Staněk's mirror.

Background

W. Staněk was a warehouse at Ferdinandova třída 32 who dealt in exotic goods, mostly from the Far East. The founder was Vilém Staněk, and his wife Kateřina continued the business after his death. The warehouse was established in 1863.

Thus it was not a question of a "Chinese" in the true meaning of the word although the Chinese Li Gü was employed there. One of the shop windows displayed a convex mirror.

Eva Svobodová: První recepce žaponského umění v Česku a Volné směry aneb japonismem k modernímu obrazu: v Praze na tehdejší Ferdinandově třídě otevřel Vilém Staněk obchod s čajem a orientálním zbožím, nazvaný Maison Staněk.

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Source: Milan Hodík, Eva Svobodová

Quote from the novel
[1.15] „Poslušně hlásím, pane obrlajtnant, že se nelíbím, jsem v tom zrcadle nějakej takovej šišatej nebo co. Vono to není broušený zrcadlo. To jednou měli u toho Číňana Staňka vypouklý zrcadlo, a když se někdo na sebe podíval, tak se mu chtělo vrhnout. Huba takhle, hlava jako dřez na pomeje, břicho jako u napitýho kanovníka, zkrátka figura. Šel kolem pan místodržitel, podíval se na sebe a hned to zrcadlo museli sundat.“
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