Saturday, November 17, 2007

Barzun: 100th Birthday

Some of our readers might be interested to know that on November 30, 2007 Jacques Barzun turns 100. Perhaps best known for his resourceful book Modern Researcher (with Henry F. Graff) and his awarding winning From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Culture, from 1500 to Present, Barzun is one of the foremost cultural critics and intellectual historians of our day.

The New Yorker and The New Criterion have posted two excellent articles to commemorate the occasion. Here is a website devoted to the event.

1 comment:

Chris Roberts said...

Happy Birthday Jacques!

I was able to obtain a stack of his books pretty cheap, though so far I haven't made it very far through that stack. Someday!


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