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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!
October 26, 2012
Jacques was quite simply the greatest man of letters I've ever known. He and my late father were colleagues at Scribners on a plane way above mere mortals. Sharing in that experience and knowing him, and benefiting from his editorial eagle eye and perfect pitch are treasures that last a lifetime. God bless Jacques and all his family.
October 26, 2012
To me Jacques was synonymous with civilization. It is therefore hard to believe that the latter can continue without the former. It will, of course, but it will be diminished.
October 26, 2012
To the family of Jacques Barzun, Death is never pleasant,may God, who give us peace be with your famil at this time.Revalations chapter 21:4 gives us all hope for the future.
October 26, 2012
San Antonio and the world have lost their greatest thinker, writer, historian, theorist, and critic. We are immeasurably richer because of him, and can only do justice by multiplying his ideas.
October 26, 2012
Jacques Barzun was my mentor and friend, largely by correspondence, for well over forty years. The tributes rightly praise his encyclopedic mind, his intellectual generosity, his wide-ranging curiosity, his embodiment of excellence. Let us not forget that joined to his remarkably well-stocked mind, his sense of fairness, his delight in debate, was what I would call his sense of mirth. "From Dawn to Decadence" may portray decline, but as he observed it, Jacques always seemed cheerful, and amused.

Peter Bloom
Grace Jarcho Ross 1933 Professor of Humanities
Smith College
October 26, 2012
Farewell to a hero. Condolences to his family and friends.
October 26, 2012
What a nice tribute to a man who gave his all in whatever he tried. My deepest condolences to the Barzun Family and all who stayed close by him in all his trials. Take comfort in the promise God gives us, that one day, no resident will say "I am sick" but all can look forward to the opportunity to live forever.(John 17:3)
October 26, 2012
Rest in Peace, dear friend. Ruth and I shall miss you, terribly.
October 26, 2012
Bernard A. Weisberger My condolences to the immediate family, and to the huge family of all those of us who found, in a phrase he sometimes used himself, "pleasure and profit" in his explorations and expositions of our multifaceted culture

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