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Jacques Barzun

Jacques BarzunAKA Jacques Martin Barzun

Born: 30-Nov-1907
Birthplace: Créteil, France
Died: 25-Oct-2012
Location of death: San Antonio, TX
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: From Dawn to Decadence

Cultural historian.

Retired in 1997 to San Antonio, TX.

Father: Henri Martin Barzun
Mother: Anna-Rose
Wife: Lucretia Mueller (m. 1931, div. 1936)
Wife: Mariana Lowell (m. 1936, d. 1979, two sons, one daughter)
Son: James Lowell
Son: Roger Martin
Daughter: Isabel
Wife: Marguerite Lee Davenport (m. 1980, until his death)

    High School: Lycée Janson de Sailly, Paris, France
    University: BA, Columbia University (1927)
    University: PhD Cultural History, Columbia University (1932)
    Professor: History, Columbia University (1937-75)
    Administrator: Provost, Columbia University (1958-67)

    Edgar Allan Poe Award Ellery Queen Award (1996)
    Edgar Allan Poe Award Special Award (1972)
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 2003
    French Legion of Honor
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Council of Trustees and Alumni National Council
    American Historical Association
    National Association of Scholars Advisory Board
    Royal Society of Arts
    Suicide Attempt 1919
    Naturalized US Citizen 1933

Appears on the cover of:
Time, 11-Jun-1956, DETAILS: America and the Intellectuals: The Reconciliation

Author of books:
Race: a Study in Modern Superstition (1937)
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: Critique of a Heritage (1941)
Romanticism and the Modern Ego (1945)
The Teacher in America (1945, academic history)
The House of Intellect (1959, academic history)
The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going (1969, academic history)
Science: The Glorious Entertainment (1964)
Berlioz and the Romantic Century (1950, biography of Hector Berlioz, 2 vol.)
Pleasures of Music (1951)
The Energies of Art: Studies of Authors, Classic and Modern (1956, essays)
Classic, Romantic, and Modern (1961, cultural history)
A Catalog of Crime (1971, essays on detective fiction, with Wendell Taylor)
On Writing, Editing, and Publishing (1971, essays)
The Use and Abuse of Art (1974)
Simple and Direct (1975, rhetoric)
The Modern Researcher (1977)
A Stroll with William James (1983, essays on William James)
The Culture We Deserve (1989)
Begin Here: The Forgotten Conditions of Teaching and Learning (1991)
From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western Cultural Life, 1500 to the Present (2000, cultural history)


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