Writer Jacques Barzun Dies at 104

Barzun died last week. The New York Times obituary is here (Mr. Google can lead to to dozens of others); Wikipedia’s entry on the fascinating career of this French-born American writer/teacher/philosopher is here; and a collection of quotations from his works is available here.

You can borrow Barzun’s books from your local public library. (Note: there are over three dozen to choose from, some of them containing some of the most thoughtful well-written prose of the past century.)

 

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