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'''Helmut W. Pesch''' (born [[August 30]], [[1952]]) is a german author, translator, editor, illustrator and [[Tolkien]]-expert.  
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'''Helmut W. Pesch''' (born [[August 30]], [[1952]]) is a German author, translator, editor, illustrator, philologist and literary scholar.
  
Pesch studied English philology, history of art and archaeology in Cologne and later in Glasgow. In the year [[1981]] he do his doctorate to become Doctor of Philosophy. His doctoral thesis was the first german work about the fantastic literature called ''Fantasy - Theorie und Geschichte'' (Fantasy - theory and history) and was published in [[1982]].  
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==Biography==
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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 Helmut W. 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. He is also a member of the Board of Academic Advisors for [[Walking Tree Publishers]].<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.walking-tree.org/board_of_advisors.php|articlename=Walking Tree Publishers Board of Advisors|dated=|website=[http://www.walking-tree.org/ Walking Tree Publihers]|accessed=21 January 2012}}</ref>
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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 [[Elvish]] languages, he wrote a two-part elvish-dictionary.
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Currently Pesch lives with his wife and his daughter near Cologne.
  
 
==Bibliography==
 
==Bibliography==
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===Translations===
 
===Translations===
  
*[[1991]]: [[Appendices]], [[Appendix E|Appendix E (I)]] (as ''Anhang E (I): Aussprache'', first published in the German edition of 1991)
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*[[1991]]: [[The Lord of the Rings Appendices|Appendices]], [[Appendix E|Appendix E (I)]] (''Anhang E (I): Aussprache'', first published in the German edition of 1991)
*[[2002]]: [[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]] (as ''Das große Mittelerde-Lexikon'' (revised edition))
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*[[2002]]: [[The Complete Guide to Middle-earth]] (''Das große Mittelerde-Lexikon'' (revised edition))
*[[2007]]: [[The Children of Húrin]] (as ''Die Kinder Húrins'') (co-translator [[Hans J. Schütz]])
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*[[2007]]: [[The Children of Húrin]] (''Die Kinder Húrins'') (co-translator [[Hans J. Schütz]])
*[[2008]]: [[The Road to Middle-earth]] (as ''Der Weg nach Mittelerde'')
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*[[2008]]: [[The Road to Middle-earth]] (''Der Weg nach Mittelerde'')
  
 
===Original Works===
 
===Original Works===
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*[[1994]]: ''[[Das Licht von Mittelerde]]'' (Collection of lectures and essays)
 
*[[1994]]: ''[[Das Licht von Mittelerde]]'' (Collection of lectures and essays)
 
*[[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)
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*[[2009]]: ''[[Das große Elbisch-Buch]]'' (Elvish-dictionary)
 
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{{References}}
==External Links==
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* [http://ardapedia.herr-der-ringe-film.de/index.php/Helmut_W._Pesch Ardapedia] (German)
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* [http://www.helmutwpesch.de/ Official Website] (German)
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Latest revision as of 07:50, 20 April 2012

Helmut W. Pesch
Biographical information
Born30 August, 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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[edit] 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. He is also a member of the Board of Academic Advisors for Walking Tree Publishers.[1]

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 Elvish languages, he wrote a two-part elvish-dictionary.

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

[edit] Bibliography

[edit] Translations

[edit] Original Works

[edit] References

  1. "Walking Tree Publishers Board of Advisors" , Walking Tree Publihers (accessed 21 January 2012)