Saturday, November 17, 2007

But this is a must ...

... Anne Fadiman on Civilization. Click on the link to the Jacques Barzun Centennial at the bottom. And also check out Katherine Kolb. Actually, just visit Leo Wong's Barzun 100. That will give you plenty for the day. Later.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:46 PM

    This is *so* weird: I was just writing about Anne Fadiman (her "At Large and At Small" collection of familiar essays) two seconds before I clicked here. And I have a letter from Jacques Barzun that I cherish (although I'm not sure where it resides in my attic!).

    There *was* a charmed circle at Columbia in the '20s-'60s. Alas, I didn't get there until the '80s when the circle had become a surreal shape -- deconstructed, psychoanalyzed and semiotically-treated until who knows what it was: A parallelogram? A Rorschach blot? An invisible quark?