RIP: Karl Kroeber 1926-2009

Ursula K. LeGuin and Karl KroeberLiterary scholar, Karl Kroeber passed away this morning. He was 82.  Best known for his work with Native American literature, he was also English and comparative literature at Columbia University.  Our condolences go out to his sister, Ursula K. Le Guin, and to all his family and friends.

4 Responses

  1. Charles Ardai

    Karl was a good friend, a brilliant scholar, a devoted teacher, and that rarest of beasts, a truly fine human being. Losing him is a terrible blow.

  2. Philip Ehrlich

    He taught a wonderful alumni colloquium on American Indian literature which I’ll never forget. He was a devoted scholar and kind man.