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TAGEBUCH EINES SKIFUHRERS [THE SKI GUIDE'S DIARY] Heinz Dramsch 1941 1st ed Softcover Near Fine
By Dramsch, Heinz
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Munich, 1941, 1st edition. 111 pp, b/w illustrations. In German. Used softcover with pictorial wrappers (jacket). Near Fine condition overall. Former owner's name on title page.

The well-known travel writer and alpinist Heinz Dramsch tells of the joys and sorrows of a ski guide, of experiences with mountains and people, of love and wine, sunny glacier rides and great snowstorms in these diary pages. The whole thing is warmed by a peculiar sense of humor, the heart-strengthening effect of which no reader can avoid. The special thing about this booklet is that the lively experience of a cheerful soul speaks from every line. The mountains are always in the background; the Alpine world in its colorful alternation from the Maritime Alps in the south to the Feiszacken of the Dolomites and the eternal glaciers of Tyrol. The author knows and illuminates this mountain world down to its smallest corners, in which he plucks an edelweiss here, bathes in hot springs there, draws the glamorous life of a large winter sports field and drinks a Chianti on a lonely hill with Italian borderers. The story of a strange love runs like a thread through these experiences. The Viennese professor Lutz Ehrenberger drew the pictures with a unique empathy for the fine humor of the text. The "diary of a ski guide" not only inspires skiers and alpinists, but will also make many friends among non-athletes in its pleasant mixture of contemplative nature portrayal and humor. 
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