Diploma, University Buenos Aires, 1953. Doctor (honorary), Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, Puebla, Mexico, 2001. Doctor, University Cujo, 2009.
Doctor, University Republice, Uruguoy, 2010.
He is director of the Instituto de literatura hispanoamericana at the University of Buenos Aires, and was a notable participant in the cultural journal Contorno in the 1950s in Argentina. While originally enamored of the work of Jorge Luis Borges he became convinced that Borges had nothing new to write after the publication of El hacedor in 1960 and his unfavorable criticism of Borges slowly became what he could only term "complex" in an article in 1981 in Les Temps Modernes. < > Buenos Aires, Siglo XXI.
Member of Modern Language Association (honorary).
Married Nilda Mercado, January 23, 1961. Children: Oliverio, Magdalena.