The Frederick R. Karl Archive

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1927 Born April 10 in Brooklyn, New York
1944 – 1946 U.S. Navy
1948 B.A. Columbia College
1949 M.A. Stanford University
1957 Ph.D. Columbia University
1957 – 1982 English Department, City College of the City University
      of New York
1959 Author, A Reader’s Guide to Great Twentieth Century English Novels (Noonday)
1960 Author, A Reader’s Guide to Joseph Conrad (Farrar, Straus)
1961 Author, The Quest (Heinemann)
1962 Author, The Contemporary English Novel (Farrar, Straus)
1963 Author, C.P. Snow: The Politics of Conscience(Southern Illinois UP)
1963 Co-editor, The Existential Imagination (Fawcett)
1963 Co-editor, Short Fiction of the Masters (Putnam) 
1965 Author, A Reader’s Guide to the Nineteenth Century British Novel (Putnam) 
1966 Fulbright Grant in American Literature; Guggenheim Fellowship
1967 Co-author, The Shape of Fiction: British and American Short Stories (McGraw-Hill)
1970 Co-editor, The Radical Vision: Essays for the Seventies(Crowell)
1974 Author, The Adversary Literature; the English Novel in the Eighteenth Century (Farrar, Straus)
1978, 1988 National Endowment for the Humanities senior research grant
1978 Co-author, Everything You Need to Know About Grammar (Fawcett Crest)
1979 Author, Joseph Conrad: Three Lives (Farrar, Straus)
1982 Professor of English, New York University
1983 Author, American Fictions, 1940-1980: A Comprehensive History and Critical Evaluation (Harper & Row)
1983, 1987, 1988 Co-editor, The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, Volumes 1, 2, 3 (Cambridge UP)
1984 New York University research fellow
1985 Author, Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the Artist 1885 – 1925 (Atheneum)
1985 Introduction, The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (Signet) Editor and introduction, The Signet Classic Book of British Short Stories (New American Library)
1986 Afterword, The Story of King Arthur and His Knightswritten and illustrated by Howard Pyle (New American Library)
1989 Author, William Faulkner American Writer: A Biography (Weidenfeld & Nicolson)
1991 Author, Franz Kafka: Representative Man (Tickner & Fields)
1994 Editor, Biography and Source Studies, v. 1 (AMS)
1995 Author, George Eliot: Voice of a Century (W.W. Norton)

 

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