Kessler, Jascha (Frederick)

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KESSLER, Jascha (Frederick)

KESSLER, Jascha (Frederick). American, b. 1929. Genres: Novels, Novellas/Short stories, Plays/Screenplays, Poetry, Songs/Lyrics and libretti, Translations. Career: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, instructor, 1951-54; New York University, NYC, assistant professor, 1954-55; Hunter College, NYC, assistant professor, 1955-56; Harcourt, Brace and Co. Inc. publrs., NYC, Curriculum Research, assistant director, 1956-57; Hamilton College, Clinton, NY, assistant professor, 1957-61; University of California at Los Angeles, assistant professor, 1961-64, associate professor, 1964-70, professor of English and modern literature, 1961-. KUSC-FM, Los Angeles, Literature Program, reviewer, 1978-85; City of Santa Monica, CA, arts commissioner, 1990-96. Publications: An Egyptian Bondage and Other Stories, 1967, rev. ed., 2000; The Cave (libretto); Bearing Gifts, 1979; Lee Mullican, 1980; Death Comes for the Behaviorist: 4 Long Stories, 1983; Transmigrations: 18 Mythologems, 1985; Classical Illusions: 28 Stories, 1985; Siren Songs & Classical Illusions: 50 Stories, 1992; Collected Poems, 1998; Rapid Transit 1948: An Unsentimental Education, 2000; Christmas Carols & Other Plays, 1999; The Anniversary (libretto). POETRY: (ed. and contrib.) American Poems, 1964; Whatever Love Declares, 1969; After the Armies Have Passed, 1970; In Memory of the Future, 1976. TRANSLATOR: (with C. Rogers) G. Csath, The Magician's Garden: 24 Stories, 1980; (with A. Banani) Bride of Acacias: The Poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad, 1983; (with C. Rogers) G. Csaath, Opium and Other Stories, 1983; (with G. Olujic) Rose of Mother-of-Pearl: A Fairytale, 1983; (with A. Shurbanov) N. Kantchev, Time as Seen from Above and Other Poems, 1984; Under Gemini: The Selected Poems of Miklos Radnoti, 1985; (with A. Shurbanov) Medusa: The Selected Poetry of Nicolai Kantchev, 1986; The Face of Creation: 23 Contemporary Hungarian Poets, 1988; (with M. Korosy) S. Rakos, Catullan Games, 1989; (with A. Banani) Look! The Guiding Dawn: Selected Poetry of Taaheraeh, 1993; King Oedipus, 1999; G. Olujic, Tataga's Children, 2000; O. Orban, Our Bearings at Sea, 2001; Traveling Light, 2001.