The ever-eclectic Barzun contributed to its special issues on myth and detective fiction.
“An invincible modesty—not shyness—held him back,” wrote Barzun.
In the autumn 1944 issue of the journal Chimera: A Literary Quarterly, Barzun published “In Memoriam: R.H.P., 1907-1944.”
Since Barzun was blessed with an extraordinarily long life, it seems fitting that we remember his friend who had a short one.
Tributes to Barzun, who authored a massive shelf full of books from 1932-2004, will and have been manifold.