Wednesday, October 31, 2007

David Dannenbaum

My Stroll with Jacques Barzun, by David Dannenbaum, is a tribute to the author of A Stroll with William James. The change from A to My shows Mr. Dannenbaum’s sensitivity to words, each adjective being appropriate to its occasion.

I did not take a class from Jacques Barzun, nor did I ever meet him. However, I have studied his works and the works that he wrote about, and both have affected my work as a teacher and occasional essayist. . . .

See also Dannenbaum on Barzun on Religion.