Emir Rodriguez Monegal, director of graduate studies in Spanish
and Portuguese at Yale University, died Thursday at the university's
Health Services infirmary in New Haven. He was 64 years old and
lived in New Haven.
A member of the Yale faculty since 1969, Professor Rodriguez
Monegal, who was born in Melo, Uruguay, wrote several books, including
a literary biography of Jorge Luis Borges, the Argentine writer,
and edited several magazines on Latin literature.
Before joining the Yale faculty, he was a visiting professor
at El Colegio de Mexico and Harvard University, and a visiting
scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies at Liverpool
University in England. While at Yale, he was a visiting professor
at the University of Southern California, the University of Pittsburgh
and the Universidade Federal in Rio de Janeiro.
Professor Rodriguez Monegal is survived by his wife, Selma Calasans
Rodriguez, and three children: Joaquin Rodriguez Nebot of Mexico
City, Alejandro Rodriguez of Montevideo, Uruguay, and Georgina
Rodriguez Nebot of Stockholm.