Julia Voss

Darwins Jim Knopf

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ISBN: 978-3-596-37064-1


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Michael Ende’s Jim Button and Luke the Engine Driver is one of the most popular post-war German children’s books. And up to now, there was little else to say about it. Yet Julia Voss’s fascinating and exciting treasure hunt now reveals a deeper dimension to this classic piece of children’s literature. Like a literary detective, she proves that the book is pervaded through and through with allusions to Darwin and evolution theory – there are so many, there must be a plan behind them. Voss uncovers this plan little by little, showing that Michael Ende’s book is more than a product of purely escapist fantasy.

About Julia Voss

Julia Voss was an editor in chief at the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2005, she received a PhD in art history. She is the recipient of multiple writing awards, including the Sigmund Freud Prize for academic prose awarded by the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung. She currently holds an honorary professorship at Leuphana Universität in Lüneburg and writes an art column titled “Ask Julia Voss” for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.

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