Portrait of A MindBook - 2011 | First edition.
Michael Murray's "Jacques Barzun" is the story of the career and ideas of one of the twentieth century's leading intellectuals. Jacques Barzun was the author of some thirty books of biography, history, and cultural criticism, among them the best-sellers "The House of Intellect," an indictment of governmental and foundation interference with the autonomy of scholars and universities, and "From Dawn to Decadence," an argument that the West was falling into decay and incapacity. Michael Murray describes Barzun's childhood in France, university training in the United States, work at Columbia University and as literary adviser at Charles Scribner's Sons, and, insofar as pertinent to his thought, his marriage into the Boston Lowells and his relation with the New York intellectuals.
Publisher: Savannah : Frederic C. Beil, 
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2011
Branch Call Number: 909.09821 BAR MUR
Characteristics: xxvi, 319 pages ;,25 cm