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A Jacques Barzun Reader: Selections from His Works

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Throughout his career Jacques Barzun, author of the New York Times bestseller and National Book Award Finalist From Dawn to Decadence, has always been known as a witty and graceful essayist, one who combines a depth of knowledge and a rare facility with words.

Now Michael Murray has carefully selected eighty of Barzun's most inventive, accomplished, and insightful essays, and compiled them in one impressive volume. With subjects ranging from history to baseball to crime novels, A Jacques Barzun Reader is a feast for any reader.

Synopsis:

Throughout his distinguished career, Jacques Barzun has been known as an essayist who combines a depth of knowledge and a rare facility with words. Now, in one volume, are 80 of his most accomplished essays. The list of subjects covered has an amazing range: history, philosophy, literature, education, music — and more. Jacques Barzun draws the reader into his enthusiasms with an infectious style and keen insights. A Jacques Barzun Reader is a feast for any reader.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references and index.

About the Author

Born in France in 1907, Jacques Barzun came to the United States in 1920. After graduating from Columbia College, he joined the faculty of the university, becoming Seth Low Professor of History and, for a decade, Dean of Faculties and Provost. The author of some thirty books, including the New York Times bestseller From Dawn to Decadence, he received the Gold Medal for Criticism from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, of which he was twice president. He lived in San Antonio, Texas, before passing away at age 104.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060935429
Author:
Barzun, Jacques
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Culture
Subject:
Civilization, western
Subject:
Humanities
Subject:
Learning and scholarship
Subject:
World - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Anthologies-Essays
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series:
Perennial Classics
Series Volume:
v. 5
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
640
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1.02236 in 18 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Throughout his distinguished career, Jacques Barzun has been known as an essayist who combines a depth of knowledge and a rare facility with words. Now, in one volume, are 80 of his most accomplished essays. The list of subjects covered has an amazing range: history, philosophy, literature, education, music — and more. Jacques Barzun draws the reader into his enthusiasms with an infectious style and keen insights. A Jacques Barzun Reader is a feast for any reader.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references and index.
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