Doctor of Philosophy, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, 1955. Doctoral Member Academy, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 1986.
Full professor Hungarian University Drama and Film, Budapest, Hungary, 1975—1999. Guest professor University of California at Los Angeles XLS, Los Angeles, since 1997. Secretary general P.E.N. Club Hungarian Chapter, Budapest, 1995—2000.
Lecturer California State University, Northridge.
Member of Modern Language Association.
Married Katalin Szekrenyesy. Children: David, Benjamin.