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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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>> I. In the rear
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2. In Budapest

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Kis Színkör is mentioned in a comment by Ságner who read in Pester Lloyd that the actress Weiner was to perform there.

Background

Kis Színkör was a theatre and cabaret in Városliget (City Park) in Budapest. It was founded in 1904.

Source: László Polgár

Quote from the novel
[3.2] Zklamal se však úplně, neboť hejtman Ságner, kterému přinesl batalionsordonanc Matušič ze stanice večerní vydání „Pester Lloydu“, řekl, dívaje se do novin: „Tak vida, ta Weinerová, kterou jsme viděli v Brucku vystupovat pohostinsky, hrála zde včera na scéně Malého divadla.“

Also written:Small Theatre en Vesle Teater nn Malé divadlo cz Kleines Theater de Kis Színkör hu

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Firma Löwenstein supplied the army with hay. Presumably it was named after the owner. Here the narrator reveals that the station commander in Pest had tucked away two carriages of hay that he sold to this firm.

Background

Firma Löwenstein may well have been a real compnay, or at least modelled on an existing firm. In the address book of Vienna 1915 several Löwenstein firms are listed, but none of them deliver hay or fit the description in other ways.

Quote from the novel
[3.2] Musí to zas zaplatit sám. Takových návštěv je denně několik. Už na to praskly dva vozy se senem, které dal zatáhnout na slepou kolej a které prodal firmě Löwenstein, vojenským dodavatelům sena, jako se prodává žito nastojatě. Erár zas ty dva vagony od nich koupil, ale on je tam nechal pro jistotu dál stát.
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Michalská ul. 441/11, Praha I
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U staré paní was the pub where Matějů had his jaw smashed by a brick. This is Švejk commenting that Mr István was hit in they eye with a chicken.

Background

U staré paní was a pub in Staré Město, now a restaurant and hotel.

Quote from the novel
[3.2] To vyrazili ,U starý paní’ soustružníkovi Matějů celou sanici cihlou za dvacet zlatejch, s šesti zubama, a tenkrát měly peníze větší cenu než dnes.
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Filipa is part of Švejk's perception of Dub's quote from Shakespeare on Philippi. In a conversation with Jurajda he concludes that Dub is a "buserant" (homosexual).

Background

Filipa was by interpreting the text a meeting place for homosexuals, surely somewhere in Prague.

Quote from the novel
[3.2] „Pro nás, poslušně hlásím, pane lajtnant. Podívejte se, co má sádla.“ Poručík Dub odcházel bruče: „U Filippi se sejdeme.“ „Cože ti říkal?“ obrátil se k Švejkovi Jurajda. „Ale dali jsme si schůzku někde u Filipy. Voni tihle vznešení páni bejvají obyčejně buseranti.“
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2. In Budapest


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