Darwin, Marx, Wagner Critique of a Heritage

ISBN-10: 0226038599
ISBN-13: 9780226038599
Edition: 2nd
Authors: Jacques Barzun
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Description: Reassesses the stature and contributions of the three, points out their similarities, and attempts to explain why they have come to be so revered.

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List price: $22.50
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 6/15/1981
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 381
Size: 5.24" wide x 7.95" long x 0.33" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Reassesses the stature and contributions of the three, points out their similarities, and attempts to explain why they have come to be so revered.

Jacques Barzun was born in Cr�teil, France on November 30, 1907. He came to the United States in 1920 and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1927. Following graduation, he joined Columbia's faculty as an instructor while continuing his studies in graduate school there, receiving a master's degree in 1928 and a doctorate in French history in 1932. He became a full professor in 1945, was dean of graduate faculties from 1955 to 1958, and dean of faculties from 1958 to 1967. He retired from Columbia University in 1975. He was a historian and cultural critic. The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect. Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, he was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: Critique of a Heritage; Romanticism and the Modern Ego; The House of Intellect; Race: A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers; A Stroll with William James; The Culture We Deserve; and From Dawn to Decadence. He died on October 25, 2012 at the age of 104.

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