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Author Barzun, Jacques, 1907-2012.

Title A Jacques Barzun reader : selections from his works / edited with an introduction by Michael Murray.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : HarperCollins, c2002.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description xxii, 615 p. ; 21 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 599-604) and index.
Contents 1. On a pragmatic view of life -- Toward a fateful serenity -- 2. On the two ways of knowing : history and science -- Search for truths -- History as counter-method and anti-abstraction -- Imagination of the real -- Cultural history : a synthesis -- Alfred North Whitehead -- William James : the mind as artist -- Thomas Beddoes, M.D. -- Science and scientism -- Myths for materialists -- 3. On what critics argue about -- Criticism : an art or a craft? -- Scholar-critic -- James Agate and his nine egos -- Grand pretense -- On sentimentality -- Samuel Butler -- On romanticism -- Dorothy Sayers -- John Jay Chapman -- Remembering Lionel Trilling -- 4. On language and style -- Rhetoric : what it is : why needed -- Retort circumstantial -- Necessity of a common tongue -- Word "man" -- On biography -- Venus at large : sexuality and the limits of literature -- Onoma, Onomato, Onomatwaddle -- 5. On some classics -- Swift, or man's capacity for reason -- Why Diderot? -- William Hazlitt -- How the romantics invented Shakespeare -- Bernard Shaw -- Goethe's Faust -- When the Orient was new : Byron, Kinglake, and Flaubert -- Permanence of Oscar Wilde -- Bagehot as historian -- Lincoln the literary artist -- Reign of William and Henry -- 6. On music and design -- Why opera? -- Is music unspeakable? -- Music for Europe : a travers chants -- To praise Varese -- Delacroix -- Visual evidence of a new age -- Museum piece -- Why art must be challenged -- 7. On teaching and learning -- Art of making teachers -- Where the educational nonsense comes from -- Occupational disease : verbal inflation -- Centrality of reading -- Tyranny of testing -- History for beginners -- Of what use the classics today? -- University's primary task -- Scholar is an institution -- Exeunt the humanities -- 8. On America past and present -- On baseball -- Race : fact or fiction? -- Thoreau the thorough impressionist -- Railroad -- Great switch -- Is Democratic theory for export? -- Administering and the law -- Three enemies of intellect -- American commencement -- 9. On France and the French -- Paris in 1830 -- Food for the NRF -- French and its vagaries -- Flaubert's dictionary of accepted ideas -- 10. On crime, true and make-believe -- Aesthetics of the criminous -- Rex Stout -- Catalogue of crime -- Why read crime fiction? -- Place and point of "true crime" -- Meditations on the literature of spying -- 11. Miscellany -- Definitions -- Jottings -- Clerihews -- Ars poetical.
Subject Barzun, Jacques, 1907- -- Political and social views.
Civilization, Modern -- Historiography.
Civilization, Modern -- Philosophy.
Civilization, Western -- Philosophy.
Social history -- Philosophy.
Criticism (Philosophy)
Culture.
Humanities.
Intellectual life -- History.
Learning and scholarship -- History.
Added Author Murray, Michael, 1941-
ISBN 0066210194

 
    
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