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Barzun, Jacques 1907-2012

Works: 652 works in 2,344 publications in 6 languages and 64,981 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Reference works  Biographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Essays  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Performer, Contributor, Honoree, tra, Annotator, Commentator
Classifications: D13, 940.2
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The modern researcher by Jacques Barzun( Book )

131 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published
From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present by Jacques Barzun( Book )

57 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the triumphs and defeats of five hundred years of Western cultural history, highlighting the contributions of women and arguing that decadence is required in order to spark creativity in the next era
Modern American usage; a guide by Wilson Follett( Book )

49 editions published between 1966 and 1990 in 3 languages and held by 2,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now fully revised and brought up-to-date, this one-volume course in good writing brims with helpful answers - large and small - for readers who want to use English clearly, naturally, and correctly. Alphabetical for easy consulting (and full of cross-references), the book carries the reader to the entry that explains a troublesome word or phrase - and shows how to use or avoid it; no time lost in wondering whether the problem is one of grammar, syntax, or style. Every page offers natural ways to avoid saying or writing the vague, the long-winded, the needlessly technical, and the hopelessly stale
The House of Intellect by Jacques Barzun( Book )

62 editions published between 1959 and 2002 in English and German and held by 2,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher in America by Jacques Barzun( Book )

76 editions published between 1945 and 1987 in 4 languages and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donated by Sydney Harris
Darwin, Marx, Wagner: critique of a heritage by Jacques Barzun( Book )

55 editions published between 1941 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 1,989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First edition published May 1941."
Simple & direct : a rhetoric for writers by Jacques Barzun( Book )

32 editions published between 1975 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 1,891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an introduction to the art of becoming self-conscious and analytic about words. Nobody is expected to remember all of the advice and exhortation given, or to agree with all of it. The reader who comes prepared to make a fuss--to discover what they think and feel about this or that phrasing will benefit most. Read one section at a time, ponder the examples, do the exercises, go back to an earlier passage when a subject comes up again in a new context--us the book like a person to listen to and argue with. Preferring, choosing for good reasons whenever one is facing words is the very practice of self-criticism here advocated, and which alone leads to improved writing
Classic, romantic, and modern by Jacques Barzun( Book )

78 editions published between 1900 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing from the works of influential figures in art and literature, the author traces the development of romanticism from classicism and the emergence of the modern ego
The use and abuse of art by Jacques Barzun( Book )

30 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lecturer traces the historical development of attitudes toward the arts over the past 150 years, suggesting that the present is a period of cultural liquidation, nothing less than the ending of the modern age that began with the Renaissance
The American university; how it runs, where it is going by Jacques Barzun( Book )

34 editions published between 1968 and 1993 in English and held by 1,739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When it was published in 1968, a year noted for historic student protests on campuses across the country, The American University spoke in Jacques Barzun's characteristically wise and lucid voice about what colleges and universities were really meant to do--and how they actually worked. Drawing on a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment as a teacher, administrator, and scholar, Barzun here describes the immense demands placed on the university by its competing constituencies--students, faculty, administrators, alumni, trustees, and the political world around it all
Science : the glorious entertainment by Jacques Barzun( Book )

25 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 1,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To the reader -- One culture, not two -- Love and hatred of the machine -- Science the unknown -- Science the glorious entertainment -- The cult of research and creativity -- Science the unteachable -- Behavioral science -- Misbehavioral science -- The treason of the artist -- The burden of modernity -- One mind in many modes
A stroll with William James by Jacques Barzun( Book )

32 editions published between 1983 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this book, Jacques Barzun pays what he describes as an "intellectual debt" to William James -- psychologist, philosopher, and, for Barzun, guide and mentor. Commenting on James's life, thought, and legacy, Barzun leaves us with a wise and civilized distillation of the great thinker's work. - Publisher
Begin here : the forgotten conditions of teaching and learning by Jacques Barzun( Book )

16 editions published between 1934 and 1992 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: In this powerful, eloquent, and timely book, Jacques Barzun offers guidance for resolving the crisis in America's schools and colleges. Drawing on a lifetime of distinguished teaching, he issues a clear call to action for improving what goes on in America's classrooms. The result is an extraordinarily fresh, sensible, and practical program for better schools
European writers( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reference work is comprised of two volumes treating the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, three volumes on the Romantics, and four volumes dealing with twentieth century authors. Scholar's new to literary history and criticism should find the balanced, well written essays on included authors a solid introduction
On writing, editing, and publishing : essays, explicative and hortatory by Jacques Barzun( Book )

25 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these 11 articles, written over a period of 40 years and originally published in journals such as Atlantic Monthly and Partisan Review, Barzun presents his ideas of good writing and how it can be achieved, and discusses the problems of editing and publishing. The collection includes an essay giving practical advice for dealing with writer's block, one on the pitfalls of translating, and one on Lincoln's prose style. Other topics include: Poe's deficiencies as a proofreader; the foibles of publishing practices as they affect the writer; the encroachment of copywriters on an author's meaning; and recent efforts to desex the English language. ISBN 0-226-03858-0 (pbk.): $5.95
Music in American life by Jacques Barzun( Book )

32 editions published between 1956 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present state of the art, with emphasis on developments since the establishment of the long-playing record industry
Clio and the doctors : psycho-history, quanto-history, & history by Jacques Barzun( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spreading vogue of psycho-history and what the author has christened "quanto-history" raises fundamental questions of theory and practice about both history and the new methods applied to it. In this work Jacques Barzun presents his credo as a historian, criticizing the "new" techniques and contrasting them with his idea of the true spirit of historical inquiry. --Book jacket
Race : a study in superstition by Jacques Barzun( Book )

22 editions published between 1938 and 1982 in English and Italian and held by 1,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlioz and his century : an introduction to the age of romanticism by Jacques Barzun( Book )

45 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Previous editions published under title: Berlioz and the romantic century
God's country and mine : a declaration of love spiced with a few harsh words by Jacques Barzun( Book )

29 editions published between 1954 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the present
From dawn to decadence : 500 years of western cultural life : 1500 to the presentThe House of IntellectTeacher in AmericaDarwin, Marx, Wagner: critique of a heritageSimple & direct : a rhetoric for writersClassic, romantic, and modernThe use and abuse of artThe American university; how it runs, where it is going
Alternative Names
Barzun Jacques

Barzun, Jacques 1907-

Barzun, Jacques 1907-2012

Barzun, Jacques Martin.

Barzun, Jacques Martin 1907-

Barzun, Jacques Martin 1907-2012

Jacques Barzun Amerikaans cultureel historicus (1907-2012)

Jacques Barzun historian (1907-2012)

Jacques Barzun historien français

Jacques Barzun ranskalaissyntyinen yhdysvaltalainen kulttuurihistorioitsija

Jacques Barzun storico francese

Jacques Barzun US-amerikanischer Historiker und Hochschullehrer

Барзен, Жак

Жак Барзун

جاك بارزون مؤرخ فرنسي أمريكي

바르죙, 자크 1907-2012

바르쥔, 자크 마르탱 1907-2012

바전, 쟈크 1907-2012

바전, 쟉크 마르틴 1907-2012


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English (870)

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German (7)

Italian (2)

Romanian (1)

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