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Happy Birthday, Karl!

February 25th, 2010

Karl May was born on the 25th February 1842 and, sadly, departed this world on the 30th March 1912 before he could write the culminating work he had planned.

We hope that we can fulfill but a small part of his dream with the work that the many dedicated translators have accomplished to date.

Karl May  explains his vision thus;

I want my readers to stop regarding life as a merely material existence. This view is a prison for them, beyond the walls of which they are unable to see, unable to behold the sunny, free, wide land. They are prisoners, but I want to free them.

What greater honor can we bestow upon Karl May than to ignore the ‘gold bug’ and the itch that drives us to ‘edit’ or use his work for personal profit? If the key to freedom is contained in his words, than our ‘filing away’ at them will surely keep humanity a prisoner of this material world.

His mission and ours is therefore obvious.  We desire that his call ‘Et in terra pax!’ rings loud and clear.

In celebration of his 168th birthday, we commission this new Production Company and hope that we can make his vision for this world a reality.