Doctor en Filosofiá y Letras, University Buenos Aires, 1943. Bachelor, Bowdoin College, 1945. Master of Arts, University North Carolina, 1946.
Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1952.
Assistant professor Spanish, U. Oregon, 1949-1955; professor, Tulane University, 1955-1965; professor Spanish, Stanford, since 1965; also department chairman Spanish and Portuguese., Stanford.
Member Modern Language Association, American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese, Institute International Literatura Iberoamericana.
Married Alice Echeverz, July 4, 1944. 1 son, Henry S.