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Karl May – Häftling, Hochstapler, Hochliterat?

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Thomas von Steinaecker

Erst saß er jahrelang im Gefängnis, dann wurde er mit Winnetous Abenteuern berühmt. Vor Karl Mays 100. Todestag erscheinen gleich zwei Biografien.

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Vom Häftling zum Schriftsteller

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„Mir ist, als müsse ich ohne Unterlass brüllen"

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Auch Hitler las May

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Lange gab es keine große Biografie

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Schmiedts Schreibstil wirkt teilweise steif

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Steht May vor einer Renaissance?

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"Harry Potter" gegen "Winnetou"

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