Segel, Harold B(ernard) 1930-

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SEGEL, Harold B(ernard) 1930-

PERSONAL: Born September 13, 1930, in Boston, MA; son of Abraham Barney (a publisher) and Florence (Aleshnick) Segel. Education: Boston College, B.S., 1951; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1955. Politics: Independent. Religion: Jewish.

ADDRESSES: Agent—c/o Author Mail, Columbia University Press, 61 West 62nd St., New York, NY 10023.

CAREER: University of Florida, Gainesville, assistant professor of Slavic languages and literatures, 1955-59; Columbia University, New York, NY, assistant professor, 1959-62, associate professor, 1962-69, professor of Slavic literatures, beginning 1969, now professor emeritus. University of Stockholm, visiting professor, 1972.

MEMBER: American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Polish Institute.

AWARDS, HONORS: Fulbright-Hayes and American Council of Learned Societies fellowships.


(Compiler, and author of book-length introduction) The Literature of Eighteenth-Century Russia: A History and Anthology, two volumes, Dutton (New York, NY), 1967.

(Translator) The Major Comedies of Alexander Fredro, Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1969.

The Trilogy of Alexander Sukhovo Kobylin, Dutton (New York, NY), 1969, 2nd edition, Harwood Academic Publishers (New York, NY), 1995.

The Baroque Poem, Dutton (New York, NY), 1974.

Twentieth-Century Russian Drama: From Gorky to the Present, Columbia University Press, (New York, NY), 1979, updated edition, Johns Hopkins University Press, (Baltimore, MD), 1993.

(Editor and author of introduction) Polish Romantic Drama: Three Plays in English Translation, Cornell University Press, (Ithaca, NY), 1977.

(Editor, with John Micgiel and Robert Scott) Proceedings of the Conference on Poles and Jews—Myth and Reality in the Historical Context, Columbia University, (New York, NY), 1986.

Turn-of-the-Century Cabaret: Paris, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich, Vienna, Cracow, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Zurich, Columbia University Press, (New York, NY), 1987.

Renaissance Culture in Poland: The Rise of Humanism, 1470-1543, Cornell University Press, (Ithaca, NY), 1989.

(Translator, editor, and author of introduction) The Vienna Coffeehouse Wits, 1890-1938, Purdue University Press, (West Lafayette, IN), 1993.

Pinocchio's Progeny: Puppets, Marionettes, Automatons and Robots in Modernist and Avant-Garde Drama, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1995.

(Editor and author of introduction) Stranger in Our Midst: Images of the Jew in Polish Literature, Cornell University Press, (Ithaca, NY), 1996.

(Compiler) Egon Erwin Kisch, the Raging Reporter: A Bio-Anthology, Purdue University Press, (West Lafayette, IN), 1997.

Body Ascendant: Modernism and the Physical Imperative, Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD), 1998.

The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945, Columbia University Press, (New York, NY), 2003.

Contributor to New Leader, Polish Review, Slavic Review, and other journals.



Library Journal, May 15, 2003, Paul D'Alessandro, review of The Columbia Guide to the Literatures of Eastern Europe since 1945, p. 82.*