Bachelor of Arts, Brooklyn College, 1946; Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1947; Doctor of Philosophy, University Denver, 1967.
Part-time instructor, Polytechnic Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, 1948-1955; senior editor, Institute Economics Affairs, New York City, 1952-1953; writer, editor, Associate Transportation, Inc., 1954-1955; book review columnist, Newsday, 1954-1955; lecturer, New York University, 1955; from instructor to associate professor, Polytechnic Institute Brooklyn, 1955-1962; member of faculty, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1962-1993; Professor of English and comparative literature, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1965-1991; department chairman English in engineering, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1969-1970; director graduate studies, department English, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1977-1979; director comparative literature program, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1988-1991; professor emeritus, U. Colorado, Boulder, 1991-1993; visiting professor American studies, U. Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 1981-1982. Industrial lecturer writing workshops International Tel. & Tel Corporation, 1959-1960.
Served with Army of the United States, 1943-1946. Member Modern Language Association, American Comparative Literature Association, Georg-Groddeck Society, Rilke-Gesellschaft, North America Nietzsche Association.
Married Dorothy Isaacs, February 3, 1946 (deceased 1995). Children: Elise Judith, Theodore Scott.