Who is Jacques Barzun?June 25, 2021
French-American historian of ideas and culture. His specialty covers a wide spectrum: “French and German literature, music, education, ghost stories, detective stories, language and etymology.”
Born in Créteil, France, Barzun spent his childhood in Paris and Grenoble. As a result of his father’s desire to study in the USA, he started to study in the USA from the age of 12. After graduating from Columbia University, he completed his doctorate at this university in 1932 and taught between 1928-1955.