M.A. University of California, Berkeley (1967)
Ph.D. Harvard University, Romance Languages (1974)
Areas of Expertise
Latin American Literature and Culture
Narrative (novels, short stories, satires)
RLSP 103(F)Intensive Intermediate Spanish
COMP 200(S)European Modernism--and Its Discontents
RLSP 200(S)Advanced Grammar and Composition through Literature
RLSP 203(F)From Modernismo to El Boom de la Novela
RLSP 205 / COMP 205The Latin-American Novel in Translation
RLSP 206Latin-American Civilizations
RLSP 306 T / COMP 302Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics
RLSP 319Dictatorship and the Latin-American Novel
RLSP 402Senior Seminar: Power, Repression, and Dictatorship in the Latin-American Novel
Overseas American: Growing up Gringo in the Tropics, 2005.
Editor, Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude: A Casebook, 2002.
Borges and His Fiction: A Guide to his Mind and Art (1981). Second edition, revised and expanded, 2000.
The Pianist Who Liked Ayn Rand: A Novella & 13 Stories, 1998.
Art for Art’s Sake and Literary Life: How Politics and Markets Helped Shape the Ideology and Culture of Aestheticism, 1790-1990, 1996.
García Márquez: The Man and His Work, 1990.
The Carlos Chadwick Mystery –fiction, 1990.
Awards, Fellowships & Grants
Fellowship, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1979
Grant, American Philosophical Society, 1982
Best Book Award for García Márquez: The Man and His Work, New England Council of Latin American Studies, 1991.
National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist, 1997, for “Art for Art’s Sake and Literary Life.”
Professor, SUNY-Binghamton, 1971- 73
Professor, Yale University, 1973- 74
Visiting Professor, Wellesley College, 1984-5 and 1989-90
Director in Residence, Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain, 1986-87 and 1995-96