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October 26, 2012
Jacques Barzun changed my life when I was in college... I've given out 7 copies of From Dawn to Decadence as presents to people (and recommended it many times more). I just wish I could have told him how much I appreciated his work personally.

I'm very sorry for your family's loss.
October 26, 2012
Barun family trust in the hearer of prayer...before him pour out your heart God is a refuge for us. Psalm 68:2. I extend my condolences to the family.
October 26, 2012
Requiem æternam dona ei, Domine.
Et lux perpetua luceat ei.
Requiescat in pace. Amen.
October 26, 2012
To the family. I am sorry for your loss. May the God of comfort grant you peace in this time of your grief.
October 26, 2012
My condolences to Mrs Barzun and his descendants.
My French mother, born in 1924, immigrated to the USA to join my American father. When I asked her what France has contributed to modern America, her assured reply was "Jacques Barzun." He was the greatest American humanist of the 20th century.
October 26, 2012
I read Barzun's American University during my first term in 1972 of stepping into a faculty position. He was my guiding light and steadfast pillar, as I observed the steady decay of intellectual life in a university.
October 26, 2012
ON BEHALF OF THE XANTHOS FAGGI FAMILY
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BARZUN FAMILY.
IN MEMORY OF VIRGINIA AND JOHN FAGGI.
October 26, 2012
I met Jacques Barzun in 1951, then knew him, as I had met him, in his writing. His good nature and clear thinking helped me through my youth and now through each day, while I am about a year away from 80. He was and is sane, clear and loving. An exemplary man.
October 26, 2012
It may seem trite to put 'he changed my life', but so many can agree he did. Whatever skills I have as a historian, as an active participant in what matters I owe to him. Dr Barzun set very high standards, as should be the case, and my life will be an ongoing effort to reach them.
October 26, 2012
I was acquainted with Barzun's House of Intellect, in graduate school, Chapel Hill. I also know his grandson Henri, Concord, Mass. He would be proud!

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