Ho Ho Hoffnung - By Gerard Hoffnung

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Ho Ho Hoffnung

Written by: Gerard Hoffnung
Category: Non Fiction
Genre: Humour

Book Details:

ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Jarrold & Sons Ltd, Norwich
Date Published: 1959
Condition: Acceptable
Appearance: The book has a dust jacket with visible wear, including some tears and creases along the edges. The cover illustration is intact but shows signs of age and handling. The spine appears to be intact, though there may be some wear at the top and bottom edges. The pages inside are likely yellowed due to age, and there may be some markings or notes from previous owners.


Hoffnungism has now spread to most corners of the earth in one or other of its startling shapes and sounds. Its founder is a grapbic artist and a musical clown. Gerard Hoffnung was born in 1925 in Berlin, came to England as a small boy and was educated at Higbgate Scbool and Harrow School of Art. After a bout of school-mastering at Stamford and Harrow, be threw up this career and entered the visual arts. His drawings bave appeared in leading journals and art publications all over Europe and America and his books of musical cartoons bave become household articles in every musical home. Music also plays an important part in Mr Hoffnung's life. Tbe Hoffnung Music Festivals at the Royal Festival Hall are now an established part of concert life, and the records of these extravagant evenings of sympbonic caricature sell in thousands. At the most recent of these events Hoffnung appeared as soloist in Chagrin's Concerto for Conductor and Orchestra and the Press said that bis performance was in the tradition of Grock and Danny Kaye. Mr Hoffnung broadcasts regularly, is a Fellow of the Society of Industrial Artists and Honorary President of the London School of Economics. He lives in Hampstead, is married and has one small son and daughter.

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