Bachelor of Arts, Kenyon College, 1941; Master of Fine Arts, U. Iowa, 1950; postgrad, U. London, 1964-1965; Doctor of Literature, Kenyon College, 1986.
Instructor English Bard College, 1946-1947, University Iowa, 1947-1950. Assistant professor University North Carolina, 1950-1953. Editor Kenyon Review, 1959-1966.
Senior editor Playboy magazine, Chicago, 1966-1977. Executive editor Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, 1977-1988. Lecturer State Department, Australia, 1962.
Adjunct professor Harvard University Extension, since 1988. Co-director Ploughshares International Writing Seminar, Emerson College European Center, Kasteel Well Netherlands, since 1990.
(Gently used hardcover book. Missing dust jacket. McDowel...)
(Collection of stories.)
With Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Member Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association.
Married Anne Draper, June 19, 1948. Married Pamela Painter, August 9, 1979. 1 child, Cameron.