Wednesday, October 15, 2014


This lyrical verse drama, written in the 1930's and performed only once, in 1948, is a classic account of the ancient myth of Orpheus and Eurydice, interwoven, as in Virgil, with the tale of the countryman, Aristaeus, and his bees.  Described in scenes of great passion, charm and humor, these three figures move as aspects of a single being through a vital drama of death and resurrection, eros and agape.

From the back cover of the 1983 Lindisfarne Press edition.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Barfield Sampler

The Barfield Sampler is a collection of poetry and fiction by Owen Barfield; it is the most inclusive collection of Barfield's creative writings.  This book was edited by Jeanne Clayton Hunter and Thomas Kranidas; it was first published in 1993 with Barfield's full and enthusiastic co-operation.  This is a very valuable book.  It will be the topic of discussion at the upcoming meeting of the Barfield Society in Boise, Idaho, in October 2015.  All attendees and fellow travelers are heartily encouraged to familiarize themselves with this essential volume. 

Feel free to post your thoughts, comments, questions, and ideas for discussion in Boise.