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From [[1957]] to [[1982]] he was director of the [[wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.or/wiki/International_Youth_Library|International Youth Library]] in Munich.  
 
From [[1957]] to [[1982]] he was director of the [[wikipedia:http://en.wikipedia.or/wiki/International_Youth_Library|International Youth Library]] in Munich.  
  
Walter Scherf translated the first German edition of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[The Hobbit]] (''Kleiner Hobbit und der große Zauberer'', Paulus Verlag, Recklinghausen [[1957]]). This edition contains the illustrations made by [[Horus Engels]].  
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Walter Scherf translated the first German edition of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s [[The Hobbit]] (as ''Kleiner Hobbit und der große Zauberer'', Paulus Verlag, Recklinghausen [[1957]]). This edition contains the illustrations made by [[Horus Engels]].  
His revised translation was released [[1971]] in the Georg Bitter Verlag as ''Der kleine Hobbit'', this edition contains illustrations by [[Klaus Ensikat]].  
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His revised translation was released [[1971]] in the Georg Bitter Publishing Group as ''Der kleine Hobbit'', this edition contains illustrations by [[Klaus Ensikat]].  
  
 
After his retirement in [[1982]] he resumed his studies in Education, Psychology and Folklore which he began in the 1960s. He graduated in [[1986]] with the thesis ''Die Herausforderung des Dämons: Form und Funktion grausiger Märchen'' ("The challenge of the demon: the form and function of gruesome fairy tales").  
 
After his retirement in [[1982]] he resumed his studies in Education, Psychology and Folklore which he began in the 1960s. He graduated in [[1986]] with the thesis ''Die Herausforderung des Dämons: Form und Funktion grausiger Märchen'' ("The challenge of the demon: the form and function of gruesome fairy tales").  

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