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  • ISBN 0676979556
  • ISBN13 978-0676979558
  • Language English
  • Author Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher Vintage Canada (January 1, 2013)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats lrf docx mbr lrf
  • Category Humour
  • Subcategory Humor
  • Size ePub 1264 kb
  • Size Fb2 1678 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 978

Professor Dr. Dr. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of the highly regarded Portuguese Irregular Verbs (200 LTD copies sold!) and a pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg, finds that life is very difficult these days. His academic rival (and owner of a one-legged dachsund) Detlev-Amadeus Unterholzer has been winning undeserved recognition. With help from the matchmaking Ophelia Prinzel, he stumbles towards a romance with Frau Benz, a charming widow who owns her very own Schloss and a fleet of handsome cars. While on the annual student study retreat in the Alps, von Igelfeld fearlessly plunges 3,000 feet into mountaineering history, only to suffer the ignominy of giving inspirational lectures about the experience. And at a dinner party, he is the only kind soul who can aid the aforementioned unfortunate dachshund, whose sticky wheels are in need of lubrication.


Professor Dr Dr (honoris causa) (mult

Professor Dr Dr (honoris causa) (mult. Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of that definitive, twelve-hundred-page scholarly work, Portuguese Irregular Verbs, was cautious in his choice of words, but there were times when one really had no alternative but to resort to a strong term such as shocking. And this, he thought, was one such occasion.

Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance . Professor von Igelfeld is a comic ge. .McCall Smith skewers the pomposity of academic pretension with an irresistible, deadpan insouciance.

Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due-a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray.

This fourth book, Unusual Uses for Olive Oil is a return to the sedate wordsmithing of the first book, and perhaps I really didn't .

This fourth book, Unusual Uses for Olive Oil is a return to the sedate wordsmithing of the first book, and perhaps I really didn't want what I'd been wishing for. This book is boring. and von Igelfeld fans wouldn't want him any other way.

The adventures of philologist Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld is the main character in a series of short, humorous novels by Scottish author Alexander McCall Smith.

Alexander McCall Smith’s Professor von Igelfeld is his most wonderfully maddening, ridiculous, and . Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology

Alexander McCall Smith’s Professor von Igelfeld is his most wonderfully maddening, ridiculous, and utterly inspired comic creation. Welcome to the insane and rarified world of Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld of the Institute of Romance Philology. In Unusual Uses for Olive Oil, von Igelfeld experiences a series of new adventures. First, he finds that his academic rival Detlev-Amadeus Unterholzer has been winning undeserved recognition, a situation that must be addressed.

Maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining, von Igelfeld is an inspired comic creation

Maddening, idiotic and hugely entertaining, von Igelfeld is an inspired comic creation. Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg. There is the undeserved rise of his rival (and owner of a one-legged dachshund), Detlev Amadeus Unterholzer; the interminable ramblings of the librarian, Herr Huber; and the condescension of his colleagues with regard to his unmarried state.

Александер Макколл-Смит. Life is so unfair, and it sends many things to try Professor Dr Moritz-Maria von Igelfeld, author of Portuguese Irregular Verbs and pillar of the Institute of Romance Philology in the proud Bavarian city of Regensburg

Александер Макколл-Смит.

Von Igelfeld is engaged in a never-ending quest to win the respect he feels certain he is due-a quest which has the tendency to go hilariously astray. Then von Igelfeld stumbles toward a romance with Frau Benz, a charming widow who owns her very own Schloss and a fleet of handsome cars-that is, until a faux pas lands him on the curb.

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Malhala
Last night I went to sleep with a smile on my face. I was finishing the latest Alexander McCall Smith title in his academic series starring a hopelessly self-centered professor of philology. There is no other author who can make me laugh so heartily as McCall Smith. In this volume, the fourth of the series, the professor is being set up with a wealthy widow by the institute's director... With the hope of marriage. I read very little at a time: don't we do this with what is really a savoring treasure? A nice box of fine chocolates... We eat a little one at a time.

My husband and I were given the first of this series years ago by fellow academic friends. We fell in love with the academic mis-adventures of the double-doctored German professor of philology almost instantly and went on the savor each of the subsequent volumes. (We highly recommend the audio versions as well but beware: you may need to pull over to laugh.) Each book is fairly independent so if this is your first one fear not, it will all make sense. Of course since my husband is in academia sometimes when he talks about work I feel like I'm in poor Professor Von Igelfeld's world... The mirroring of reality in these books is what makes them so funny to us.
asAS
The final and probably least amusing of the Vin Igelfeld series. Still very fun, but relies more on the 'embarrassing mistake' angle than the others.
Maman
I have loved the Portuguese Irregular Verb series thus far, and this book clearly had all the elements that would delight and dumbfound a Dr Dr Herr Prof von Igelfeld, but the story lines were unconnected and unfinished. If the double-Dr's nascent love life crashes and burns after his casual remark about motor cars (no spoiler alert here - read the book) then I want to know the full gory details... Maybe there is a volume 5 in the works? I hope so.
Velan
Very readable, hard-to-put-down, with brilliant "voice" of eccentric professor, who would seem unlikable but somehow, with this deep and empathetic portrayal combined with humor, isn't. Almost a novella, it can be read so quickly. McCall Smith readers should like it, and other readers of introspective fiction might too. I thought this was the best in the professor series.
Olwado
This book kept me laughing. I have read the other three in this series and this one did not disappoint. Professor Dr. von Igelfeld meets a widow lady and of course the encounter is funny. He goes on a trip to the mountains with a group of students. He has no idea what is really going on with the students. This is quite funny. The funniest part is when Professor Dr. von Igelfeld goes mountain climbing. If you want to be amused, this is the series for you!
Kajishakar
So far, I have read 3 in this series, although I think there is now a 4th. It is a novella, so it doesn't take that long to read it from cover to cover. The triumphs and pathos of the human ego - presented so well. It really makes the ready empathetic. This series is a bit different from other series' McCall Smith has written, but just as good. I have never been disappointed by anything he has written.
Crazy
Having read all of Alexander McCall-Smith's books, I look forward to each new selection. This one will not disappoint fans of Dr. Dr. van Igerfeld. The good Dr., irrrepressible author of Irregular Portugeuse Verbs, is shocked to discover that a colleague has been selected to receive an award which he feels should go to him. As usual, he talks his way through various dilemmas and eventually prevails. McCall-Smith has done it again with this tightly-written, funny book.
This book arrived in excellent condition and in a timely manner as advertised by the seller. The seller is trustworthy. And the BOOK is stellar! Another of my favorites of Alexander McCall Smith. Must read these professor books in order to get the full impact. This story that highlights more events in the life of Professor Dr. Von Igelfeld is stellar.