Jacques Barzun on Cornell Woolrich

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By permission of Christian Bauer

Dear Jacques Barzun,

You may not remember, but some twenty years ago I had the great pleasure to spend an unforgettable morning at your Manhattan apartment, chatting with you about Cornell Woolrich, and the New York intellectual scene of the Twenties and Thirties. The outcome was my film Night without Morning about Woolrich and his noir writings for German Television.

I followed your career from afar, happy to have met you once. When From Dawn to Decadence appeared, I got my copy right away, greatly admiring how you had mastered the impossible — and not only that: You were taking us readers on your shoulders, giving us the feeling that WE were observing and analyzing history, while it was in fact YOU who made us see and understand.

Christian Bauer
TANGRAM  Christian Bauer Filmproduktion

See also Francis M. Nevins

The Jacques Barzun Centennial