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Tügel, Ludwig

Entry updated 31 August 2018. Tagged: Author.

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(1889-1972) German author, in active service during both World War One and World War Two; his literary reputation – never high outside Germany, as his standard-issue heroic eloquence about War did not translate as well as that of his brilliant compatriot Ernst Jünger – sank permanently after 1933, when he joined the National-socialist German Workers' Party. He is of moderate sf interest for Der Wiedergänger (1929; trans Norman Gullick as The Visitant 1931), in which a suicide suffers Identity Transfer into the psyche of a mentally unstable man who now comes to resemble the inner revenant. [JC]

Ludwig Carl Caesar Tügel

born Hamburg, Germany: 6 September 1889

died Ludwigsburg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany: 25 January 1972

works (highly selected)

  • Der Wiedergänger (Frankfurt am Main, Germany: Rütten and Loening Verlag, 1929) [binding unknown/]
    • The Visitant (London: Martin Secker, 1931) [trans by Norman Gullick of the above: hb/uncredited]

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