Mit May und Nietzsche durchs wilde Kurdistan

What do Karl May and Friedrich Nietzsche have to do with each other? One can be considered one of the first pop stars in world literature with conditions like that of Harry Potter author Rawlings, while the other is one of the pioneers of postmodernism with “The Birth of Tragedy from the Spirit of Music” and his world without God. As different as the peers were, there are still a few things in common: Both had a strong sense of mission, were Saxons, mustache bearers and used Kurdish culture (and landscapes) in their works (“Durchs Wilde Kurdistan” and “Also sprach Zarathustra”) to tell their stories and visions.