Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-

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Kessler was born on Nov. 27, 1929 in New York City, NY; BA, New York Univ., 1950; MA (1951) and Ph. D (1955), Univ. of Michigan; instructor in English, NYU (1954-55) and Hunter College (1955-56); educational research director, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1956-57; asst. professor of English, Hamilton College, 1957-61; asst. professor (1961-64), assoc. professor (1964-70), and in 1970 professor of English, UCLA; director of Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, "Culture in Los Angeles : a study of its problems, resources, potentialities," 1967-68; has been visiting poet, lecturer, and conference participant in many international venues; wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories; received Academy Award nomination in 1970 for his writing in A long way from nowhere; winner of the PEN (Hungary) Memorial Medal in 1979 for his translations; publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories (1967), Whatever love declares (1969), In memory of the future (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories (1983).

From the description of Papers, 1960-1985. (University of California, Los Angeles). WorldCat record id: 41359444

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Kessler was born on November 27, 1929 in New York City, New York: BA, New York University, 1950; MA (1951) and Ph.D (1955), University of Michigan; instructor in English, New York University (1954-55) and Hunter College (1955-56); educational research director, Harcourt, Brace & Company, 1956-57; assistant professor of English, Hamilton College, 1957-61; assistant professor (1961-64), associate professor (1964-70), and in 1970 professor of English, UCLA; director of Institute of Government and Public Affairs research project, Culture in Los Angeles: a study of its problems, resources, potentialities, 1967-68; has been visiting poet, lecturer, and conference participant in many international venues; wrote poetry, plays, translations, and short stories; received Academy Award nomination in 1970 for his writing in A long way from nowhere ; winner of the PEN (Hungary) Memorial Medal in 1979 for his translations; publications include An Egyptian bondage and other stories . (1967), Whatever love declares . (1969), In memory of the future . (1976), and Death comes for the behaviorist and other stories . (1983).

From the guide to the Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers, 1960-1985, (University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.)

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creatorOf Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. The dummy : farce : playscript, 1964 / by Jascha Kessler. Indiana University
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Smith, William Jay. Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1975-1997. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. Crane, Crane, Montrose & Crane; a play [by] Jascha Kessler. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. Perfect days : farce : playscript, 1966 / Jascha Kessler. Indiana University
referencedIn Cid Corman Papers., 1954-1989. Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Center.
referencedIn Parnassus: poetry in review records, 1971-1996 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Jascha Frederick Kessler Papers, 1960-1985 University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
creatorOf Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. Papers, 1960-1985. University of California, Los Angeles
referencedIn Harry Levin papers Houghton Library
creatorOf Kessler, Jascha Frederick, 1929-. Exodus : a play : playscript, 1966 / Jascha Kessler. Indiana University
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf George, Emery Edward, 1933-. Emery George papers, 1965-[ongoing]. University of Michigan
creatorOf Inge, William. Hopwood Awards Collection, 1930- University of Michigan
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