Jacques Barzun Principal Works - Essay

Principal Works

(Contemporary Literary Criticism)

The French Race: Theories of Its Origins and Their Social and Political Implications Prior to the Revolution (nonfiction) 1932

Race: A Study in Modern Superstition (nonfiction) 1937

Of Human Freedom (nonfiction) 1939

Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage (nonfiction) 1941

Romanticism and the Modern Ego (nonfiction) 1943

The Teacher in America [published in England as We Who Teach, 1946] (nonfiction) 1945

Berlioz and the Romantic Century [republished as Berlioz and His Century: An Introduction to the Age of Romanticism] (nonfiction) 1950

Pleasures of Music: A Reader's Choice of Great Writing About Music and Musicians from Cellini to Bernard Shaw [editor] (nonfiction) 1951

God's Country and Mine: A Declaration of Love Spiced with a Few Harsh Words (nonfiction) 1954

Music in American Life (nonfiction) 1956

The Energies of Art: Studies of Authors Classic and Modern (nonfiction) 1956

The Modern Researcher [with Henry F. Graff] (nonfiction) 1957

Lincoln, the Literary Genius (nonfiction) 1959

The House of Intellect (nonfiction) 1959

The Tyranny of Idealism in Education (nonfiction) 1959

Classic, Romantic, and Modern (nonfiction) 1961

The Delights of Detection [editor] (fiction) 1961

Science: The Glorious Entertainment (nonfiction) 1964

The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going (nonfiction) 1968

On Writing, Editing, and Publishing: Essays Explicative and Hortatory (essays) 1971

A Catalogue of Crime [with Wendell Hertig Taylor] (nonfiction) 1971

The Use and Abuse of Art (nonfiction) 1974

Clio and the Doctors: Psycho-History, Quanto-History, and History (nonfiction) 1974

Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers (nonfiction) 1975

Book of Prefaces to Fifty Classics of Crime Fiction, 1900-1950 [with Wendell Hertig Taylor] (nonfiction) 1976

Critical Questions on Music and Letters, Culture and Biography, 1940-1980 [edited by Bea Friedland] (nonfiction) 1982

Lincoln's Philosophic Vision (nonfiction) 1982

Classic Short Stories of Crime and Detection [editor, with Wendell Hertig Taylor] (short stories) 1983

A Stroll with William James (nonfiction) 1983

A Word or Two Before You Go … (essays) 1986

Scholarship Today: The Humanities and Social Sciences [with Jaroslav Pelikan and John Hope Franklin] (nonfiction) 1987

The Culture We Deserve: A Critique of Disenlightenment [edited by Arthur Krystal] (nonfiction) 1989

Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning [edited by Morris Philipson] (nonfiction) 1991

An Essay on French Verse: For Readers of English Poetry (criticism) 1991

From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (nonfiction) 2000