Kaspar Hauser and Karl König

Karl König; Translated by Simon Blaxland de Lange; Edited by Richard Steel and Peter Selg

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  • Explores Karl König's thoughts on, and connection to, Kaspar Hauser
  • 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Kaspar Hauser's birth
  • Includes essays from Karl König and Peter Selg

Draws together Karl König's thoughts on the enigma of Kaspar Hauser, as well as exploring König's deep connection to the young man.

Format:
paperback
Size:
216 x 138 mm
Publisher:
Floris Books
Subject:
Karl K├Ânig Archive; Philosophy of Human Life
Illustrations:
10 b/w illustrations
Extent:
168 pages
ISBN:
9780863158797
Publication date:
21 Jun 2012
Series:
Karl König Archive

Description

Kaspar Hauser was a young man who appeared on the streets of Nuremberg in Germany in the early nineteenth century. His innocence and mysterious background captured the hearts of many at the time.

2012 marks the 200th anniversary of Kaspar Hauser's birth. This timely book draws together Karl König's thoughts on the enigma of Kaspar Hauser, as well as exploring König's deep connection to the young man.

The book includes König's essay 'The Story of Kaspar Hauser', as well as essays from Peter Selg on 'König, Wegman and Kaspar Hauser' and Richard Steel on how König spoke of Kaspar Hauser in his diaries, notes and letters.

Author

Karl König (1902-66) was well-known as a physician, author and lecturer. He began his work at the Institute of Embryology at the University of Vienna. In 1940 he founded the Camphill Movement in Scotland. Based on the educational ideas of Rudolf Steiner, these special education schools for children, and villages for adults with special needs, are now established all over Britain and Europe, North America and Southern Africa.

Links

You might also be interested in Jakob Wassermann's classic biography of Kaspar Hauser:
Caspar Hauser: Inertia of the Heart

See a full list of the books in the Karl König Archive series

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