Book presentation Die Söhne der Großen Bärin (young adult fiction)

Literature Day in Ho Chi Minh City 2019 Photo: Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Sat, 25.05.2019

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264A Nam Ky Khoi Nghia Str., District 3 (2nd Floor)
Ho Chi Minh City

Author: Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich
Publishing house in Vietnam: NXB Nhã Nam
The most successful youth book series of the GDR. It is about the Indian boy Harka and how he becomes the chief of his tribe.
The translator Lê Quang presents.

 With "Die Söhne der Großen Bärin" Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich created a large multi-volume Indian series, which is considered to be so far unmatched with its authentic representation of the Dakota tribe in the 19th century. In the GDR and the socialist brother countries, the books enjoyed great popularity. Hero is the Lakota boy Harka, whose father Mattotaupa is the chief of the tribe. The books accompany the boy Harka on his journey as he grows into chief Tokei-ihto.
Under the same title the work was filmed by Josef Mach. The 1966 film "Die Söhne der Großen Bärin" was one of the most successful DEFA productions of the GDR with Gojko Mitić in the lead role, for which Welskopf-Hernrich wrote the screenplay. The huge popularity of the film set the starting shot for the production of the DEFA Indian films.

Liselotte Welskopf-Henrich (* 1901, † 1979) was a writer and ancient historian. Professionally, she dealt with ancient Greece and in her private life, she devoted herself to the history of the Indians. Her Indian novels are classics of the GDR literature. For " Die Söhne der Großen Bärin " she received the First Prize for juvenile literature of the GDR in 1951 and in 1968 the Friedrich Gerstäcker Prize. The series has been translated into 18 languages.

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