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Jacques Barzun was born in Créteil, France on November 30, 1907. He came to the United States in 1920 and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1927. Following graduation, he joined Columbia's faculty as an instructor while continuing his studies in graduate school there, receiving näytä lisää a master's degree in 1928 and a doctorate in French history in 1932. He became a full professor in 1945, was dean of graduate faculties from 1955 to 1958, and dean of faculties from 1958 to 1967. He retired from Columbia University in 1975. He was a historian and cultural critic. The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect. Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, he was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: Critique of a Heritage; Romanticism and the Modern Ego; The House of Intellect; Race: A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers; A Stroll with William James; The Culture We Deserve; and From Dawn to Decadence. He died on October 25, 2012 at the age of 104. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Image credit: "With Light from a New Dawn", painting by Eric Robert Morse, 2005, depicting Jacques Barzun in profile at around the age of 40

Tekijän teokset

From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to the Present: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life (2000) — Tekijä — 3,790 kappaletta, 38 arvostelua
Modern American Usage: A Guide (1966) — Toimittaja — 484 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The House of Intellect (Perennial Classics) (1959) 455 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Simple & Direct (1975) 454 kappaletta, 5 arvostelua
A Jacques Barzun Reader: Selections from His Works (2002) 382 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage (1941) 315 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Teacher in America (1945) 245 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
The Modern Researcher [5th ed.] (1992) 205 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Culture We Deserve : A Critique of Disenlightenment (1989) 189 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Classic, Romantic, and Modern (1943) 180 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Modern Researcher [6th ed.] (2003) 176 kappaletta
A Stroll with William James (1983) 160 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Use and Abuse of Art (1974) 144 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Modern Researcher [4th ed.] (1985) 135 kappaletta
A Catalogue of Crime (1971) 130 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Modern Researcher [3rd ed.] (1977) 104 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Science: The Glorious Entertainment (1964) 63 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Modern Researcher [Rev. ed.] (1970) 48 kappaletta
Berlioz and the romantic century (1950) 48 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
What Man Has Built [Great Ages of Man Series] (1965) 34 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Selected Writings of John Jay Chapman (1957) — Toimittaja — 23 kappaletta
The Delights of Detection (1961) 22 kappaletta
Music in American life (1956) 21 kappaletta
Of human freedom (1977) 11 kappaletta
Classic short stories of crime and detection, 1950-1975 (1983) — Toimittaja — 6 kappaletta
Karl Den Tolfte (1965) 4 kappaletta
Classic stories of crime and detection (1976) — Toimittaja — 4 kappaletta
The Interpretation of History (1983) 3 kappaletta
Berlioz: Requiem 1 kappale
Lincoln the Literary Genius (1960) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Roger Ackroydin murha (1926) — Johdanto, eräät painokset10,185 kappaletta, 325 arvostelua
Germinal (1885) — Johdanto, eräät painokset5,418 kappaletta, 78 arvostelua
Uskonnollinen kokemus (1902) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset5,273 kappaletta, 36 arvostelua
Bouvard ja Pécuchet (1881) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset1,224 kappaletta, 18 arvostelua
Valmiiden ajatusten sanakirja (1913) — Translation, introduction, and notes, eräät painokset; Kääntäjä — 533 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
For the Love of Books: 115 Celebrated Writers on the Books They Love Most (1999) — Avustaja — 456 kappaletta, 3 arvostelua
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Avustaja — 339 kappaletta, 4 arvostelua
The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present (1956) — Avustaja — 332 kappaletta
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Avustaja — 274 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Avustaja — 223 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Rameau's Nephew, and Other Works (1769) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset221 kappaletta
The Game Is Afoot: Parodies, Pastiches, and Ponderings of Sherlock Holmes (1994) — Avustaja — 199 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
The Lincoln Anthology: Great Writers on His Life and Legacy from 1860 to Now (2008) — Avustaja — 158 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Avustaja — 119 kappaletta
Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History (1954) — Preface — 114 kappaletta
Evenings with the Orchestra (1852) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset103 kappaletta, 2 arvostelua
Les Nuits de Paris (1788) — Johdanto, eräät painokset89 kappaletta
Meta-Politics: The Roots of the Nazi Mind (1941) — Avustaja, eräät painokset59 kappaletta
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Avustaja — 47 kappaletta
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Avustaja — 40 kappaletta
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Avustaja — 32 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
The Academic Marketplace (1958) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset31 kappaletta
A linguistics reader (1900) — Avustaja — 21 kappaletta
The Selected Letters of Lord Byron (1953) — Toimittaja — 18 kappaletta
The Clerihews of Paul Horgan (1984) — Johdanto — 15 kappaletta
Phaedra and Figaro: Racine's Phèdre (1961) — Kääntäjä, eräät painokset; Kääntäjä, eräät painokset; Kääntäjä, eräät painokset13 kappaletta, 1 arvostelu
Books in Our Future: Prospectives and Proposals (1987) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta
The Later Ego 5 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Barzun, Jacques
Virallinen nimi
Martin-Barzun, Jacques
France (birth)
USA (naturalized 1933)
Créteil, France
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Créteil, France
Paris, France
New York, New York, USA
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Grenoble, France
Columbia University (BA | 1927 | valedictorian | MA | 1928 | PhD | 1932)
Lowell, Mariana (wife)
Davenport, Marguerite Lee (wife)
Columbia University
Philolexian Society (president)
Charles Scribner's Sons
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Presidential Medal of Freedom (2003)
Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
National Humanities Medal (2010)
Gold Medal, American Academy of Arts and Letters
American Philosophical Society (1984)
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Literature, 1952) (näytä kaikki 12)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1954)
Edgar Award (1972)
St. Louis Literary Award (1968)
Melville Cane Poetry Award (1993)
Philolexian Award for Distinguished Literary Achievement (2011)
Académie Delphinale
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Jacques Barzun was born in France in 1907. He grew up in Paris and, at twelve years old, was sent by his father to the United States to receive an American university education. In 1923 he entered Columbia College and graduated four years later at the top of his class, having been a prize-winning president of the prestigious Philolexian Society. He went on to lecture at Columbia, where he earned his Ph.D in 1932, became a full professor in 1945, and later became Dean of the Graduate School, Dean of Faculties, and Provost. In 1967 he resigned from his administrative duties to focus on teaching and writing until his retirement in 1975. Over seven decades, Barzun had written and edited more than forty books touching on an unusually broad range of subjects, including science and medicine; psychiatry from Robert Burton through William James to modern methods; art; and classical music - he was one of the all-time authorities on Hector Berlioz. After a period of poor health, he was advised that he had several years of life ahead, and this encouraged him to complete his last and largest book, From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (2000), which became an unexpected bestseller and critically acclaimed success. Dr. Barzun was widely known in America and in Europe as a trenchant critic of modern trends in education, music and the arts, and he is also a specialist in musical history. Among his many commendations, he had been featured on the cover of Time magazine (1956); he was awarded the Gold Medal for Criticism from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, to which society he was elected in 1952 and twice served as its president; and he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2003 and he was awarded the 2010 National Humanities Medal by President Obama. Jacques Barzun died October 25, 2012, at the age of 104 in San Antonio, Texas.



Daniel Boorstin and Jacques Barzun, Ancient History (huhtikuu 2011)


This book filled in much of what I think I missed from not studying liberal arts. It's a lot to take in, but very worthwhile.
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bballard74 | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
A fairly comprehensive look at the cultural history of the modern era. However his predictions for the future do not take into account the problems of ecological change, resource depletion or environmental degradation.
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ritaer | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 14, 2024 |
This book is a long read on the cultural history of the west, requiring nearly as much time to think about what the author says as to read it. It is one of the most insightful and thought-provoking books I've ever read. I had post-it flags throughout marking passages whose ideas I wanted to discuss with my husband. It is not a book I could read with distractions or when tired, and so it took me a while to finish, what with all the kids and all the work making me almost always distracted, tired, or both. After finishing, I'm actually a little sad to part from Jacques Barzun and his sharp mind and sharp tongue. Despite my long to-read list and the length and density of this book and the challenge of finding the time and mental energy for it, I fully expect to return to it, to reread parts or the whole, when I want to spend some time sitting around with a great mind with no patience for muddled thinking and intellectual laziness.… (lisätietoja)
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z-bunch | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 14, 2023 |
To get the four stars you have to ignore the last 200 pages or so. His politics ,his cultural bias and his economics all stop the book cold and is kinda disappointing.
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soraxtm | 37 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 9, 2023 |



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