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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: "With Light from a New Dawn", painting by Eric Robert Morse, 2005, depicting Jacques Barzun in profile at around the age of 40

Obres de Jacques Barzun

Modern American Usage: A Guide (1966) — Editor — 470 exemplars
Simple & Direct (1975) 448 exemplars
Teacher in America (1945) 239 exemplars
The Modern Researcher [5th ed.] (1992) 200 exemplars
Classic, Romantic, and Modern (1943) 172 exemplars
The Modern Researcher [6th ed.] (2003) 170 exemplars
A Stroll with William James (1983) 159 exemplars
The Use and Abuse of Art (1974) 140 exemplars
The Modern Researcher [4th ed.] (1985) 134 exemplars
A Catalogue of Crime (1971) 122 exemplars
The Modern Researcher [3rd ed.] (1977) 101 exemplars
The Selected Writings of John Jay Chapman (1957) — Editor — 23 exemplars
The Delights of Detection (1961) 21 exemplars
Music in American life (1956) 20 exemplars
Of human freedom (1977) 11 exemplars
The Interpretation of History (1983) 4 exemplars
Classic stories of crime and detection (1976) — Editor — 4 exemplars
Lincoln the Literary Genius (1960) 1 exemplars
Berlioz: Requiem 1 exemplars

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L'assassinat de Roger Ackroyd (1926) — Introducció, algunes edicions9,609 exemplars
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) — Pròleg, algunes edicions5,070 exemplars
Bouvard i Pécuchet (Bouvard et Pécuchet). (1881) — Traductor, algunes edicions1,181 exemplars
Dictionary of Received Ideas (1913) — Translation, introduction, and notes, algunes edicions; Traductor — 518 exemplars
Baseball: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 329 exemplars
The Varieties of History: From Voltaire to the Present (1956) — Col·laborador — 320 exemplars
The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (1968) — Col·laborador — 263 exemplars
The Best American Essays 2002 (2002) — Col·laborador — 219 exemplars
Rameau's Nephew, and Other Works (1769) — Traductor, algunes edicions216 exemplars
The Best American Essays 1990 (1990) — Col·laborador — 117 exemplars
Men, Women and Pianos: A Social History (1954) — Preface — 110 exemplars
The Baseball Reader: Favorites from the Fireside Book of Baseball (1980) — Col·laborador — 102 exemplars
Evenings with the Orchestra (1852) — Traductor, algunes edicions96 exemplars
Les Nuits de Paris (1788) — Introducció, algunes edicions86 exemplars
Meta-Politics: The Roots of the Nazi Mind (1941) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions59 exemplars
Great Baseball Stories (1979) — Col·laborador — 47 exemplars
A Quarto of Modern Literature (1935) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Partisan Review: The 50th Anniversary Edition (1905) — Col·laborador — 33 exemplars
The Academic Marketplace (1958) — Pròleg, algunes edicions30 exemplars
A linguistics reader (1900) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
The Selected Letters of Lord Byron (1953) — Editor — 18 exemplars
The Clerihews of Paul Horgan (1984) — Introducció — 15 exemplars
Phaedra and Figaro: Racine's Phèdre (1961) — Traductor, algunes edicions; Traductor, algunes edicions; Traductor, algunes edicions13 exemplars
Books in Our Future: Prospectives and Proposals (1987) — Col·laborador — 6 exemplars
The Later Ego 4 exemplars
Crime in good company : essays on criminals and crime-writing (1959) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom normalitzat
Barzun, Jacques
Nom oficial
Martin-Barzun, Jacques
Data de naixement
Data de defunció
France (birth)
USA (naturalized 1933)
Lloc de naixement
Créteil, France
Lloc de defunció
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Llocs de residència
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
Premis i honors
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) (mostra-les totes 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
Biografia breu
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 a Ancient History (abril 2011)


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.… (més)
z-bunch | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | 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.
soraxtm | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Apr 9, 2023 |
Good book on researching.
kslade | Hi ha 3 ressenyes més | Dec 8, 2022 |



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