Barzun, Jacques

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BARZUN, Jacques

BARZUN, Jacques. American (born France), b. 1907. Genres: History, Intellectual history, Literary criticism and history, Music, Philosophy, Social commentary, Speech/Rhetoric, Biography, Reference, Translations, Language/Linguistics, Literary criticism and history. Career: Columbia University, University Professor of History, 1967-75, Emeritus, 1975- (faculty member, 1927-; Assistant Professor, 1938-42; Associate Professor, 1942-45; Professor, 1945-55; Dean of Graduate Faculties, 1955-58; Dean of Faculties and Provost, 1958-67; Seth Low Professor of History, 1960); Churchill College, Cambridge, Extraordinary Fellow, 1961-; Encyclopedia Britannica, Board of Editors, member, 1962-; Literary Consultant to Charles Scribner's Sons, publrs., 1975-93. Publications: The French Race: Theories of Its Origin, 1932; Race: A Study in Modern Superstition, 1937; Of Human Freedom, 1939; Darwin, Marx, Wagner, 1941; Teacher in America, 1945, 4th ed., 1981; Berlioz and the Romantic Century, 1950, 3rd ed., 1969; Pleasures of Music, 1951, 3rd ed., 1977; God's Country and Mine, 1954; The Energies of Art, 1956; Music in American Life, 1956; (with H. Graff) The Modern Researcher, 1957, 6th ed., 2003; The House of Intellect, 1959; Classic Romantic and Modern, 1961; Science: The Glorious Entertainment, 1964; The American University, 1968; (with W.H. Taylor) A Catalogue of Crime, 1971; On Writing, Editing and Publishing, 1971; Clio and the Doctors, 1974; The Use and Abuse of Art, 1974; Simple and Direct, 1975; Critical Questions, 1982; A Stroll with William James, 1983; A Word or Two before You Go, 1986; The Culture We Deserve, 1989; Begin Here, 1991; An Essay on French Verse for Readers of English Poetry, 1991; From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 2000; A Jacques Barzun Reader, 2001. TRANSLATOR: Diderot: Rameau's Nephew, 1952; Flaubert: Dictionary of Accepted Ideas, 1954, 3rd ed., 1968; (and ed.) New Letters of Berlioz, 1954; Courteline: A Rule Is a Rule, 1960; Beaumarchais: The Marriage of Figaro, 1961. EDITOR: Selected Letters of Lord Byron, 1953; Selected Writings of John Jay Chapman, 1957; (with others) Follett's Modern American Usage, 1966. Address: 18 Wolfeton Way, San Antonio, TX 78218-6045, U.S.A.

Barzun, Jacques

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Barzun, Jacques (b Créteil, Val-de-Marne, 1907). Fr.-born historian, critic, and musicologist. Settled in USA 1919. Lect. at Columbia Univ., NY, 1927, Prof. 1945, Provost 1958–67. Authority on Berlioz, about whom he has written extensively.

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