Karl Kroeber

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1926 – 2009

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Who was Karl Kroeber?

Karl Kroeber was an American literary scholar, known for his writing on the English Romantics and American Indian literature. He was the son of Theodora and Alfred L. Kroeber, noted anthropologists. His most recent book was an account of his father's famous work with Ishi: Ishi in Three Centuries.

He was professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University. He wrote widely on literary criticism and its relationship to ecology, traditional literature, and art history.

Kroeber was the brother of the science-fiction writer Ursula K. Le Guin. He was father of Paul Kroeber, a linguist; Arthur Kroeber, a journalist and consultant on the Chinese economy; and Katharine Kroeber Wiley, a writer.

Kroeber died of cancer on November 8, 2009 at the age of 82.

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Born
Nov 24, 1926
Brooklyn
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Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, Columbia University
    ( - 1956)
Lived in
  • New York
    ( - 2009/11/08)
Died
Nov 8, 2009
Brooklyn

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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