Black cats and April fools

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Beschrijving

Titel en schrijver
Black cats and April fools, Harry Oliver
ISBN nr.
978-1-84358-162-8
Uitgeverij, drukjaar en drukversie
Metro publishing, 2006, First hardcover print
Paperback of hardcover
Hardcover
Aantal pagina’s
306 pagina’s
Taal en categorie
Engels, Humor
Korte samenvatting
Black cats and April fools:

Waarom brengen zwarte katten geluk? Zijn wortels goed voor je ogen? Waarom is voor Grieken Dinsdag een ongeluksdag?

In Black cats and April fools gaat Harry Oliver opzoek naar de mening en oorsprong van veel bijgeloof en gebruiken in ons dagelijks leven.

Over de auteur
Harry Oliver (April 4, 1888 — July 4, 1973) was an American humorist, artist, and Academy Award nominated art director of films from the 1920s and 1930s. Besides his outstanding work in Hollywood, he is now best remembered for his humorous writings about the American Southwest, and his publication (1946—1964) of the Desert Rat Scrap Book, an irregular broadsheet devoted to the Southwest. He was born in Hastings, Minnesota and died in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California.

He is known for his Hollywood work as art director on the films Seventh Heaven (1927) and Street Angel (1928), for which he was nominated for the very first Academy Awards, as well as set design or art direction on the films Ben Hur (1925), Sparrows (1926), Scarface (1932), Viva Villa! (1934), Mark of the Vampire (1935), and The Good Earth (1937).

Recensies
Michael Johns (amazon.com): ‘I loved this book, and enjoyed it as I enjoyed all of Mr Oliver’s offerings. I received his series as a gift and have pored over the entries with interest – Harry’s books are the sort you dip in and out of and never fail to learn something new from. fantastic!’

Ashley Hunt (goodreads.com): ‘I don’t know whether this author is ignorant (in thinking that Catholicism is Biblical Christianity) or if he’s bias; wanting to pass the Bible of as an old superstitious book. Either way, I could not enjoy this book (like I thought I was going to) because of these errors.’

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