I promised a Jacques Barzun round-up, and here it is. Arts & Letters Daily, sadly, confined their links to the American mainstream media, so not much there you can’t find on your own. But there’s been some good blog coverage. Here’s what’s worth reading, and one hopes it will spur you to read some of Barzun himself.
- Ann Althouse, on an early life choice we’re glad Barzun made
- Her son, John, with some choice quotes from his work
- One of Barzun’s interest was the crime novel, which the Passing Tramp reviews
- The New Criterion remembers their past reviews of Barzun’s life and work
- Some reflections on Barzun’s intellectual achievements, from First Things
- While the US MSM is kind of flat, the British, both the Telegraph and the Independent are worth reading
A little Shabbat reading has given me some grist for the mill for at least one future post. After the election, assuming we have a winner, I’m sure I’ll be reading a lot of his work. I know, I ought to have done four years ago when he turned 100, so I could have posted when he was alive and exchanged worthy letters with the great man himself. Ah, well.