Stringfellow Barr


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(1897–1982), born in Virginia, graduated from the University of Virginia, and after further study as a Rhodes Scholar became a professor of history there (1924–37). He was president of St. John's College (1937–46) and a professor of humanities at Newark College, Rutgers (1955–64). His books include Mazzini: Portrait of an Exile (1935); Pilgrimage of Western Man (1949); Let's Join the Human Race (1950), extended as Citizens of the World (1952), proposing an international program of aid to underprivileged countries; Purely Academic (1958), a novel about university administration and faculty; The Will of Zeus (1961), on Greek culture from prehistoric times to Alexander's death; and Voices That Endured (1971), on great books of Western civilization.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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