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  • The second, more obscure example is Karl May, a 19th century German novelist who wrote about adventures in far away lands he never visited and is best remembered for his “westerns” today.

    Who Goes There?, The Thing, and Beyond

  • Pretty much every German adult is familiar with Karl May, either via the film adaptions from the 1960s or via the original books or via the theatrical adaptions or via a combination of all three.

    Who Goes There?, The Thing, and Beyond

  • I used to love Karl May as a child but I tried his work a while ago and it did not resonate that much, but I was struck by how the dialogue and description in Sapkowski is similar in style

    Three Capsule Reviews 4 - "Gladiatrix, Prophets and Blood of Elves" (by Liviu Suciu)

  • One corner of the exhibit shows off the books of Karl May, an immensely popular German author.

    Cowboys and Indians

  • But then Ryback tells us that Hitler had "mastered" the writings of Karl May, an ultraprolific German author of cowboy novels featuring the characters Old Surehand and Old Shatterhand.

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  • Karl May is so ingrained in German culture that the highest grossing German film of all time is a slashy parody of the 1960s adaptions of May’s Winnetou novels.

    Who Goes There?, The Thing, and Beyond


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