Lipnice marking 140th anniversary of birth of Jaroslav Hašek

Photo: Zdeňka Kuchyňová, Radio Prague International

Good Soldier Švejk creator Jaroslav Hašek, who was born on 30 April 1883, is closely associated with the small town of Lipnice nad Sázavou in Moravia.The writer was allegedly brought to Lipnice by the painter Jaroslav Panuška, and the famous writer, humorist and bohemian fell in love with the place.

Today there is a plaque on the house he bought near the local castle. In connection with the 140th anniversary of his birth its restored kitchen is being presented to the public. It is one of a number of events held around the county celebrating the author of The Good Soldier Švejk, the most translated of Czech books, who died aged just 39.

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