Bachelor of Arts, Columbia University, 1948. Master of Arts, Stanford University, 1949. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1957.
Professor English City College of New York, 1957—1982, New York University, New York City, 1982—2000. Fulbright professor France, 1965. Citizen's professor University Hawaii, 1990—1991.
American adviser conrad edition Cambridge University Press, England, from 1983. Served with United States Navy, 1944-1946.
(William Faulkner: American Writer, by Karl, Frederick R.)
(Book by Karl, Frederick Robert)
(Book by Karl, Frederick R.)
Fellow: Guggenheim, National Endowment of the Humanities (senior ). Member: P.E.N., New York University (Martin-Luther-Universität), Andiron Club.
Married Dolores Mary Oristaglio, June 8, 1951. Children: Deborah, Rebecca, Judith.