The world has lost a great man of letters. Paul Devlin looks back to how Barzun saluted his own friend of letters.
Paul Devlin is the editor of Rifftide: The Life and Opinions of Papa Jo Jones (University of Minnesota Press, 2011). He has written for Slate, The Root, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other publications.
A new book has unearthed the story of the man behind the famous movie and book character, Charlie Chan. Paul Devlin on a great work of cultural history that will have you watching the movies all over again.