The year of birth: Raspe
was born in spring 1736. It exists a document concerning his baptism
in March 1736. Most of the libraries and dictionaries in the world
indicat 1737 as year of birth. This is wrong.
very book about Raspe
More than 50 years ago,
in 1950 John Carswell has published a learned monography about
life and work of Rudolf Erich Raspe. Concerning the first part
of Raspes life he used the results of Rudolf Hallo's biography
to Raspe, which was written in the 1930ies. Hallo did not know
so much about Raspe in England after 1775. Carswell did a great
work but sometimes he too much trusted in his imagination.
In 2005 it was published
in Kassel, Germany, where Raspe was living about ten years, the
very book about him, which contents essays to all of his main
interests and which belongs to the periods in Germany and in England.
It represents the state of the art relating Raspe:
editor: Kunst - Wissenschaft - Abenteuer - der Münchhausen-Autor
Rudolf Erich Raspe (Arts - sciences - adventures - R.E. Raspe
- author of Munchausen) euregioverlag Kassel, 2005