Van C. Gessel





Van C. Gessel


Born
Compton, CA, The United States

Van C. Gessel was born in Compton, California, and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints there in October 1968. He served as a missionary to Japan from 1970-71. He received a Ph.D. in Japanese literature from Columbia University in 1979, and he has taught as a faculty member at Columbia, Notre Dame, UC Berkeley, and Brigham Young University. He was chair of Asian and Near Eastern Languages at BYU and dean of the College of Humanities.

Dr. Gessel has published six translations of literary works by the Japanese Christian novelist Endō Shūsaku, including The Samurai and Deep River. Another Endō novel, The Life of Kiku, will appear soon in his translation. He co-edited, with Reid Neilson, a vol
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