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'''Helmut W. Pesch''' (born [[August 30]], [[1952]]) is a German author, translator, editor, illustrator and [[J.R.R. Tolkien|Tolkien]]-expert.
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'''Helmut W. Pesch''' (born [[August 30]], [[1952]]) is a German author, translator, editor, illustrator, philologist and literary scholar.
  
==History==
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==Biography==
Pesch studied English philology, history of art and archaeology in Cologne and later in Glasgow. In the year [[1981]], he completed his doctorate to become Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral thesis, ''Fantasy - Theorie und Geschichte'' ("Fantasy - theory and history"), was the first German work about fantasy literature and was published in [[1982]].  
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Helmut W. Pesch was born and raised in [[wikipedia:Mönchengladbach|Mönchengladbach]]. He studied English philology, history of art and archaeology in Cologne and later in Glasgow. In [[1981]], he completed his doctorate to become Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral thesis, ''Fantasy - Theorie und Geschichte einer literarischen Gattung'' ("Fantasy - theory and history of a literary genre"), was the first German work about fantasy literature and was published in [[1982]].  
  
Between [[1984]] and [[1986]] he was subeditor for Science-Fiction and Fantasy at the German publishing company ''Verlagsgruppe Lübbe'', since then he works there as editor for fiction. Currently Pesch lives with his wife and his daughter near Cologne.
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Between [[1984]] and [[1986]] he was subeditor for Science-Fiction and Fantasy at the German publishing company Bastei-Lübbe, since then he works there as editor for fiction.  
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Pesch wrote some novels, inspired by mythological themes. During his research for fantasy and [[J.R.R. Tolkien]], Helmut W. Pesch published several essays and a critical anthology about Tolkien's stories and its inspirations. With his knowledge of the [[Elven]] language, he wrote a two-part elvish-dictionary.
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Currently Pesch lives with his wife and his daughter near Cologne.
  
 
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*[[2001]]/[[2004]]: ''[[Elbisch-Wörterbuch]]'' and ''[[Elbisch - Lern- und Übungsaufgaben]]'' (Two-part elvish-dictionary with exercises)
 
*[[2001]]/[[2004]]: ''[[Elbisch-Wörterbuch]]'' and ''[[Elbisch - Lern- und Übungsaufgaben]]'' (Two-part elvish-dictionary with exercises)
 
*[[2009]]: ''[[Das große Elbisch-Buch]]'' (Elvish-dictionary)
 
*[[2009]]: ''[[Das große Elbisch-Buch]]'' (Elvish-dictionary)
 
==External Links==
 
 
* [http://www.helmutwpesch.de/ Official Website] (German)
 
  
 
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Revision as of 07:46, 13 April 2011

Helmut W. Pesch
Biographical information
BornAugust 30, 1952
OccupationAuthor, translator
Websitewww.helmutwpesch.de

Helmut W. Pesch (born August 30, 1952) is a German author, translator, editor, illustrator, philologist and literary scholar.

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Biography

Helmut W. Pesch was born and raised in Mönchengladbach. He studied English philology, history of art and archaeology in Cologne and later in Glasgow. In 1981, he completed his doctorate to become Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral thesis, Fantasy - Theorie und Geschichte einer literarischen Gattung ("Fantasy - theory and history of a literary genre"), was the first German work about fantasy literature and was published in 1982.

Between 1984 and 1986 he was subeditor for Science-Fiction and Fantasy at the German publishing company Bastei-Lübbe, since then he works there as editor for fiction.

Pesch wrote some novels, inspired by mythological themes. During his research for fantasy and J.R.R. Tolkien, Helmut W. Pesch published several essays and a critical anthology about Tolkien's stories and its inspirations. With his knowledge of the Elven language, he wrote a two-part elvish-dictionary.

Currently Pesch lives with his wife and his daughter near Cologne.

Bibliography

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Original Works