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Jacques Barzun

Nov 30, 1907 - Oct 25, 2012

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Please accept my sincere condolences and sincere prayers that go out to the surviving family and friends. May the God of comfort continue to bless you and yours especially after such an untimely loss of a very precious life please accept my deepest sympathies. (2 Cor. 1:2, 3).

A gracious and respectable person whose work has done so much to bring so much joy to many of us in these troubled times hard to deal with (2 Tim 3:1). Perhaps more will continue to have positive experiences from a wonderful work that has an impactful contribution to life and its anxieties.

Having him here in San Antonio was like having a bright light in a dark room.
He will be missed. He was a true intellectual, quite a rare thing in San Antonio.

The loss of his thoughts and his voice leaves the world a sadder, poorer and less literate place.

I am so sorry about the loss of this great man. He will not be forgotten because his words and ideas will live on. I send you my deepest sympathy and love,

Columbia has lost a giant.

We were very privileged to have Dr. Barzun at our "Classic Books" meeting one day, and to have an autographed copy of his "From Dawn to Decadence" in our Northwood Presbyterian Church Library.

I was a student attending Prof. Barzun's graduate history department class on Social and Cultural History of Europe in 1950/51. At first his lectures were far more learned and erudite than I could comprehend. By the end of the course, happily, I belive that I could understand most, but not necessarily all of his resoning, knowledge, content and linkages. Yet I remain to this day a full admirer of his teaching and writing. Murray Feshbach, Ph.D., Woodrow Wilson International Center for...


Jacques's Obituaries

One of the past century's great thinkers, a man with something intelligent to say about everything from baseball to Berlioz, Jacques Barzun died Thursday at his home in San Antonio.He was 104.Barzun, who at age 93 published his best-selling "From Dawn to Decadence: 500 Years of Western...

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