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.
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Table of Contents
Foreword Peter Selg 7
The Story of Kaspar Hauser 13
Karl König, Ita Wegman and Kaspar Hauser 31
The Origins of the 'Requiem' Peter Selg
Thoughts on Caspar Hauser 83
Offered as a Kind of Requiem for Dr Ita Wegman
'This Land is One That We Can Now Intuitively Sense' 99
Karl König's connection to Kaspar Hauser Richard Steel
Correspondence between Karl König and Karl Heyer 145
Review of Karl Heyer's book 147
The composite star chart Alan Thewless 152