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Tagged With: Höllriegel

ANIMALS The Book To Look … (No. 27)

Arnold Höllriegel (aka. Richard A. Bermann) was one of the most entertaining writers of the 20th century. He wrote German but most of his books have been translated, unfortunately not „Tausend und eine Insel“ (Thousand and One Islands). Let me introduce nevertheless the chapter „Die Schwalben“ (The Swallows), a hilarious tale from New Zealand: When … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Critic At Large … (No. 22)

It’s a shame! The book was published in 1927, bound in finest goat leather and highly artistic paper, with eight great watercolours by Franz Heckendorf, the author is one of the best of the 20th century, the Austrian jew Richard A. Bermann (aka Arthur Höllriegel) – and I got the First Edition of „Das Urwaldschiff“ … Weiterlesen »

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LITERATURE The Book To Look … (No.15)

Everybody knows „The English Patient“, the Hungarian count Laszlo Ede de Almasy of movie fame. Nobody knows Richard A. Bermann (aka Arnold Höllriegel). 1933 they both went to Libya and discovered the oasis Zarzura, shrouded in legends, for centuries hidden in the Sahara sand. So many love Almasy’s book „Swimmer of the Desert“ (on which … Weiterlesen »

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