Monday, August 22, 2016

The Cowboy Novels that Inspired Hitler

The Cowboy Novels that Inspired Hitler   

Some of you must be thinking, "Cowboy novels?  WTF?"

4 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Ooh, ooh, I know. Karl May, right?

Mike Stamm said...

A thousand to one says this is where Ian Fleming got Ernst Stavro Blofeld's pseudonym in YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. I've never tried to read May--I gather he's about as readable, or not, as Fenimore Cooper--but his popularity is amazing.

michael said...

This is extremely unfair and blatantly wrong. May was a pacifist and deplored the demise of the American Indian. How on earth can such a view have been an inspiration to Hitler. May would have condemned Hitler's policies without hesitation. This article is academic nonsense with a catchy title.

michael said...

By the way, there are some good modern translations that make the Winnetou books very readable by modernizing the old style German phrasing of the originals. Remarkably, there were no English translations until about 10 years ago, but these are now also becoming available (see Amazon).