Jacques Barzun

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CRITICISM

Allen, Gay Wilson. “An American Philosopher.” Washington Post Book World (29 May 1983): 6.

In this review of A Stroll with William James, Allen discusses James's philosophical approach and pathbreaking contribution to psychology.

Birnbaum, Milton. “Teaching and Learning Revisited.” Modern Age 35, No. 1 (September 1992): 73.

A review of Begin Here.

Casement, William. “Traditionalism Well Spoken.” College Teaching 39, No. 4 (Fall 1991): 161-2.

A review of Begin Here.

Everdell, William R. “Idea Man.” New York Times Book Review (21 May 2000): 11.

A review of From Dawn to Decadence.

Gates, David. “A Real-Life Renaissance Man.” Newsweek (22 May 2000): 76.

Provides an overview of Barzun's career and thought, as well as a discussion of From Dawn to Decadence.

Gross, John. “So Much Greatness Worth Remembering.” Wall Street Journal (18 May 2000): A24.

A review of From Dawn to Decadence.

Hart, Jeffrey. “Barzun's Summa.” National Review (22 May 2000): 56.

A review of From Dawn to Decadence.

Kimball, Roger. “Closing Time: Jacques Barzun on Western Culture.” New Criterion 18, No. 10 (June 2000): 5.

Provides an overview of Barzun's life and thought, as well as a discussion of From Dawn to Decadence.

Lawlor, Sheila. “Educating the Educators.” Times Literary Supplement (17 May 1991): 23.

Lawlor offers a positive assessment of Begin Here.

Martines, Lauro. “Picture All This.” Times Literary Supplement (2 March 2001): 26-7.

A review of From Dawn to Decadence.

Rothstein, Edward. “A Sojourner of the Past Retraces His Steps.” New York Times (15 April 2000): B7.

Profiles Barzun's life, career, and historical perspective.

Smith, Ralph A. “Culture in a Bind: Barzun on the Decline of the West.” Arts Education Policy Review 102, No. 3 (January-February 2001): 37.

A review of From Dawn to Decadence.

Tonsor, S. J. “A Wanderer in No Man's Land.” National Review (4 August 1989): 41.

A review of The Culture We Deserve.

Weeks, Linton. “500 Years of Attitude.” Washington Post (14 June 2000): C1, C12.

In this following essay, based on an interview with Barzun, Weeks discusses the central themes of From Dawn to Decadence and reports Barzun's views on historical change, cultural decline and renewal, and contemporary society.

Additional coverage of Barzun's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vols. 61-64; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 22 and 95; and Literature Resource Center.

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