University professor. Born– July 8, 1908, New Orleans. Parents– Joseph Robustiano and Bertha (Ehrhardt) Current-Garcia. Married– Alva Garrett, June 18, 1935. Children– Three. Education– Tulane University, A.B., 1930; M.A., 1932; Harvard, A.M., 1942, Ph.D,, 1947. Taught at the University of Nebraska, 1936 to 1939; Suffolk University, 1939-1942; Louisiana State University, 1944-1947; Auburn University, 1947-1993. Fulbright lecturer at the University of Salonika, Greece, 1956-1958. Editor of the Southern Humanities Review, 1967-1979. Named first Phi Kappa Pi American Scholar, 1994. Died January 1, 1995.


Contemporary Authors online;  and Who’s Who in America, 1980-1981.


The American Short Story before 1850; A Critical History.  Twayne, 1985.

O. Henry. New York; Twayne, 1965.

O. Henry; A Study of the Short Fiction.  Twayne, 1993.


American Short Stories; 1820 to the Present. Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1952.

Realism and Romanticism in Fiction. Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1962.

What is the Short Story? Chicago; Scott Foresman, 1961.


Short Stories of the Western World. Glenview, Ill.; Scott Foresman, 1969.


Shem, Ham, and Japeth; the Papers of W. O. Tuggle. Athens, Ga.; University of Georgia Press, 1973.


A Bibliographical Guide to the Study of Southern Literature. Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, 1969.