In the autumn 1944 issue of the journal Chimera: A Literary Quarterly, Barzun published “In Memoriam: R.H.P., 1907-1944.”
“An invincible modesty—not shyness—held him back,” wrote Barzun.
The ever-eclectic Barzun contributed to its special issues on myth and detective fiction.
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.