Writer; University professor. Born– October 5, 1932, Birmingham. Parents– Eugene Keenan and Margaret Reid Garber. Married Barbara Morrow, 1954; children–two. Education– Tulane University, B.A., 1954; University of Iowa, M.A., 1959, Ph.D., 1962. Taught English at Parsons College, 1961-62; University of Iowa, 1962-1968; Western Washington State College, 1968-1977; professor of English, State University of New York, Albany, 1977-1996. Member, Modern Language Association and National Council of Teachers of English. Member of the advisory panel of the National Writing Project, 1979-81. Received Presidential Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching, 1982; Creative Artist Public Service Award, New York State, 1984. Awarded status of professor emeritus on his retirement in 1996.
Directory of American Scholars, 1978; contemporary authors online
Beasts in their Wisdom. Snail’s Pace Press, 2004.
The Historian: Six Fantasies of the American Experience. Northwestern University Press, 1955.
Metaphysical Tales; Stories. Columbia; University of Missouri Press, 1981.
Better Reading I and II. Scott Foresman, 1959.
Liberal and Conservative: Issues for College Students. Scott Foresman, 1968.