The Culture We Deserve (Paperback)

By Jacques Barzun, Arthur Krystal (Editor)

Wesleyan University Press, 9780819562371, 200pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 1989

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The essence of culture is interpenetration. From any part of it the searching eye will discover connections with another part seemingly remote. If from my descriptions the reader finds this wide-angled view sharpened or expanded, my purpose in publishing these pages will have been served.

About the Author

JACQUES BARZUN is a scholar, teacher, editor, and critic who lives in New York City. Among his best-known works are Darwin, Marx, Wagner, Berlioz and the Romantic Century, Teacher in America, The House of Intellect, and A Word or Two Before You Go