Like Diogenes, Svejk lingers at the margins of an unfriendly society against which he is defending his independent existence.

 

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Like Diogenes, Švejk lingers at the margins of an unfriendly society against which he is defending his independent existence. "Švejking" is the method for surviving "švejkárna", which is a situation or institution of systemic absurdity requiring the employment of "švejking" for one to survive and remain untouched by it.

SCULPTURE

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September 14, 2007 at 2:00 p.m
Golden Eyes [That'd Be The Day]
The third component of The INTERNational Memorial of Eavesdropping And Wiretapping

was unveiled in the Quarry Střelnice [Shooting Gallery] in Lipnice on the Sázava River.

Mouth of Truth
The second component of The INTERNational Memorial of Eavesdropping And Wiretapping

was unveiled in the Quarry #2 in Lipnice on the Sázava River.
 
In the Saddle At Last
An equestrian memorial to Jaroslav Hašek designed by the late Czech sculptor Karel Neprašand erected by the artist's daughter Karolína Neprašová in the Prokopovo Square in Prague on October 5, 2005.

 

June 23, 2005 at 4:00 p.m.
Bretschneider's Ear
The INTERNational Memorial of Eavesdropping And Wiretapping

was unveiled in Lipnice on the Sázava River.

 

Hors D'oeuvre à la Jurajda ['yoo-rai-dah] - An Apotheosis of Consumerist Lifestyle
was unveiled in Lipnice on the Sázava River on December 10, 2005 at 4:45 p.m. 

 

April 11, 2003 a bronze statue of Josef Švejk was unveiled in the Balkan Square
in St. Petersburg, Russia. The statue cost 1 million rubles, i.e. about $300,000.
(Present at the ceremony and seen standing to the left in the picture was, among others, Richard Hašek, the grandson of Švejk's author, Jaroslav.)


A news brief about the first public statue of Josef Švejk in the world
erected in the town of Humenné
appears in the last paragraph of this news wrap up in Prague-on-line.
(More about  Humenné, including the film The Shop on the Main Street ,
Obchod na korze in the original Slovak, from an original story by Ladislav Grosman.
The film won the 38th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar award
for the best foreign film of 1965
.)
 

 

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