Loafing Around the Globe – Richard Katz (1935)


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Loafing Around the Globe – Richard Katz (1935)


Title: Loafing Around the Globe: A Two Years’ Tour through Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Polynesia & America

Author: Richard Katz, Gerald Griffin (trans.)

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co., London, 1938. Third impression.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Fair. Slightly cracked inner hinge, inscription to ffep. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographic plates. 9″ by 6″. 288pp.

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About the author (from Wikipedia):

Richard Katz (November 21, 1888 – November 8, 1968) was a German journalist, travel writer, and essayist from Bohemia. While writing both grandiose and humble prose, his style is consistently imbued with a sense of humor, humility and love for all things living.

During the period between 1925 and his death, Katz published nearly thirty-five volumes, mostly personally written journalistic travel books. In the late twenties, his five-book series Die Weite Weite Welt (The Wide, Wide World) emerged, including Loafing Around the Globe, Rays From the East, Pleasant Days with Brown Peoples. His other areas of interests were animals – specifically dogs – and gardening. Some of his most refreshing works center around the personalities of dogs, and the methods one must employ to be a successful gardener.

In 1933 Katz emigrated to Switzerland. In 1941, he moved to Brazil obtaining citizenship there. In 1956 he returned to Switzerland where he died in 1968 living above Locarno.

Contents include:

Storm in the Bay of Biscay

Among the Snake-eaters
The Pyramids by Moonlight
In the Arabian Desert

Beasts and Men in India
The Little Green Parrot
Buddha’s Left Upper Eye-tooth
Snakes in the Jungle
China’s Criminal Gangs

Australia and Polynesia:
Australian Towns
Sunday in the Australian Bush
Cannibals with INhibitions
The Interior of Viti-Levu (Fiji Islands)
The Last Kingdom in the South Seas
Interview with Queen Pomare
New Zealand
Mother Pele cooks Lava-Soup

Asia again:
Bewildering Tokyo
The Most Courteous People in the World
First Days in China
Chinese Shop-windos
Corean Fetish

Yosemite National Park
The Island of the Chewing-gum Kin
Sunday in New York

Cuba: In the Hurricane