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educator , writer

Robert Livingstone Selig was an American English language educator and writer.

Background

Mr. Selig was born on June 24, 1932, in New York, United States. He is a son of Seth (an orthopedic surgeon) and Leonore (a nurse; maiden name, Freedman) Selig.

Education

In 1954 Robert Selig received Bachelor of Arts in English from University of North Carolina. He obtained Master of Arts in English from Columbia University in 1958. In 1965 Mr. Selig graduated from Columbia University with Doctor of Philosophy in English.

Career

Mr. Selig served as an instructor in English at Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, NY, from 1961 to 1967. Between 1967 and 1972 he resumed his office as an assistant professor at Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN, associate professor, 1972-1981, professor of English, 1981.

Achievements

  • Robert Selig gained his prominence as a gifted author of several books.

Religion

Mr. Selig doesn't belong to any formal religion.

Views

Quotations: "I write because I love the process of seeking the best words in the best order for what I want to say and of giving them permanent life on the printed page. My intellectual life has, in its turn, been shaped primarily by the printed words of others, but amid the widespread current academic belief in the supremacy of discourse over all other realms of reality, I tend to be a dissenter. The primary experience of all of us remains that of an individual consciousness seeking to make sense of the world around us — a world of other human beings and of a physical reality that cannot be talked away by any kind of discourse."

Membership

  • Modern Language Association of America , United States

Interests

  • Writers

    Conrad, Joyce, and Updike

  • Other Interests

    theater

  • Music & Bands

    classical music

Connections

Robert Selig married Elsie Molinaro on August 12, 1963, the couple divorced in June, 1967. He married Maureen Patrick on June 2, 1995.

father:
Seth Selig - American - physician

mother:
Leonore C. (Freedman) Selig - American

wife:
Elsie Molinaro

wife:
Maureen Patrick