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Albert Wachtel, American writer, educator. National Defense Education Act fellow, 1960-1963, fellow Creative Arts Institute, University California, Berkeley, 1970, National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Institute, Dartmouth College, 1987; Danforth Foundation associate, 1978, National Endowment of the Humanities Seminar, Cornell University, 1998.


Wachtel, Albert was born on December 20, 1939 in New York City. Son of Jacob and Sarah Rose (Kaplansky) Wachtel.


Bachelor, City University of New York, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1968.


Instructor, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1963-1966;assistant to dean, State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966-1968;assistant professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1968-1974;Professor of English, creative writing, Pitzer College, The Claremont (California) Colls., since 1974.


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  • Other Work

    • Playwright: Paying the Piper, 1968, Prince Hal, 1995. Co-editor Modernism: Challenges and Perspectives, 1986. Author: The Cracked Looking Glass: James Joyce and the Nightmare of History, 1992.

      Contributor stories, creative essays to literature journals, newspapers, and magazines.


Married Sydelle Farber, March 9, 1958. Children: Sally Rose, Seth Laurence, Stephanie Allyson, Synthia Laura, Jonathan Benjamin, Jessica Eden, Jacob Ethan.

Jacob Wachtel

Sarah Rose (Kaplansky) Wachtel

Sydelle Farber

Sally Rose Wachtel

Seth Laurence Wachtel

Stephanie Allyson Wachtel

Synthia Laura Wachtel

Jonathan Benjamin Wachtel

Jessica Eden Wachtel

Jacob Ethan Wachtel