A catalogue of crime

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Harper & Row, 1971 - Reference - 831 pages
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This is the most beat-up book in my library. In fact, I have opened & closed this book so many times that one of the middle signatures fell out and got lost (pp. 417-438). I had to photocopy the ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTORY
3
NOVELS OF DETECTION CRIME
23
SHORT STORIES COLLECTIONS
449
STUDIES AND HISTORIES OF THE GENRE
575
Copyright

About the author (1971)

Jacques Barzun was born in Créteil, France on November 30, 1907. He came to the United States in 1920 and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1927. Following graduation, he joined Columbia's faculty as an instructor while continuing his studies in graduate school there, receiving a master's degree in 1928 and a doctorate in French history in 1932. He became a full professor in 1945, was dean of graduate faculties from 1955 to 1958, and dean of faculties from 1958 to 1967. He retired from Columbia University in 1975. He was a historian and cultural critic. The core of his work was the importance of studying history to understand the present and a fundamental respect for intellect. Although he wrote on subjects as diverse as detective fiction and baseball, he was especially known for his many books on music, nineteenth-century romanticism and education. His works include Darwin, Marx and Wagner: Critique of a Heritage; Romanticism and the Modern Ego; The House of Intellect; Race: A Study in Superstition; Simple and Direct: A Rhetoric for Writers; A Stroll with William James; The Culture We Deserve; and From Dawn to Decadence. He died on October 25, 2012 at the age of 104.

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