Film Showcases German Novelist’s Tales of American Old West

Fictional tales of cowboys and American Indians are at the heart of “Karl May and the West,” a film screened by the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 27 in the Central Library Sixth Floor Parlor.

The film, a documentary on the life of German author Karl May (1824-1912), is presented by Transatlantic Ph.D. student Pawel Goral and Texas Tech University professor Meredith McClain.

May’s stories of the American Old West sold more than 200 million books, despite the fact that May never stepped foot on U.S. soil until 1906. His novels were popular worldwide and made into films during the 1960s.

The event is open to the general public. For more information contact the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies office.

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