For about two years rumors have been circulating through the grapevine about a book hoffmeister, that crook, liar and cheat, was going to publish about his Turkmen collection.
Then, early last year, RK heard Elena Tsareva was going to write the book with him.
And a few weeks ago when RK was in Stockholm we heard the book was "out" but no one had seen it, or even knew where a copy could be found.
Today RK managed to get one and we intend to spend some time critiquing the text, which is in fact authored solely by Tsareva; with an brief introduction by Daniel Shaffer, of that rag hali, and a second seven page introduction with acknowledgements by hoffmeister.
Cover of the hoffmeister collection publication
Before we get into discussing this book we must say just a quick word about peter, the cheat, liar and thief, hoffmeister.
We have already profiled him here on RugKazbah.com and in fact we have devoted a separate Topic Area to him:
Check it out when you have the time.
Everything we say there is true and fact. And our calling hoffmiester a greedy cheat, a liar and a thief, not to mention a creep and a scumbag, is not just our opinion -- it is based on fact.
Like dennis dodds hoffmeister uses people's trust to cheat, lie and in general screw them or anyone else he needs to so he can profit.
Anyway, what we have written grinds any modicum of thought peter hoffmeister is an honest, upright, fellow to dust, and we warn anyone who approaches him to do so with care.
OK, then, enough about hoffmeister the man, let's get into discussing his collection and the new book.
RK intends to publish scans of the complete book, chapter by chapter, so everyone can see exactly what we are talking about in our planned extensive critique, and we will do so as time permits.
We will probably have our first comments, about Shaffer's introduction, online later this weekend - - so stay tuned....