Bachelor, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1961. Master of Arts, University Connecticut, 1968. Doctor of Philosophy, University Connecticut, 1968.
Assistant professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1968-1973; assistant professor, Brooklyn College, 1973-1975; associate professor, Brooklyn College, 1975-1979; professor Spanish, Brooklyn College & Graduate Center, since 1980; chair department modern languages and literature, Brooklyn College & Graduate Center, 1991-1995. Visiting professor St. John's College, Annapolis, Maryland., 1988, New York University, 1988, University of Pennsylvania,1990. Consultant Columbia University Press, 1979-1981.
Member Modern Language Association (panel coordinator annual meeting 1977, 91), American Association Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Asociación de Hispanismo Filosófico, Asociación Internacional de Hispanistas, Society Spanish and Spanish-American Studies.
Son of Gabriel and Regina (Friedman) M. Married Ann Zalkind, January 22, 1977 (divorced October 1987).