KARL MAY is one of the best-selling German writers of all time, with about 200,000,000 of his books sold worldwide.
May also wrote novels set in Latin America, China and Germany, poetry, a play, and composed music; he was a proficient player of several musical instruments. Many of his works were adapted for film, theatre, audio dramas and comics.
May had a substantial influence on a number of well-known German-speaking people and on the German population itself. This display, by our own Simon McArthur, is a look at the author's life, works and influence.
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