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Gessel, Van C.


GESSEL, Van C. American, b. 1950. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Biography, Translations. Career: Columbia University, NYC, assistant professor, 1979-80; University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, assistant professor of Japanese, 1980-82; University of California, Berkeley, assistant professor, 1982-89, associate professor of Japanese, 1989-90; Brigham Young University, associate professor, 1990-94, professor of Japanese, 1994-, College of Humanities, dean, 1997-. Publications: (ed. with T. Matsumoto) The Showa Anthology: Modern Japanese Short Stories, Vol 1: 1929-1961, Vol 2: 1961-1984, 1986; The Sting of Life: Four Contemporary Japanese Novelists, 1989; Three Modern Novelists: Soseki, Tanizaki, Kawabata, 1993. TRANSLATOR; ALL BY SHUSAKU ENDO: When I Whistle, 1979; The Samurai, 1982; Stained Glass Elegies, 1984; Scandal, c. 1988; The Final Martyrs, 1993; Deep River, 1994. Address: College of Humanities, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, U.S.A.

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