Monday, June 22, 2009

RIP: Dr. Anthony Harrison-Barbet 1939-2009

I note with sadness the recent passing, on May 29th, of noted philosopher and teacher Dr. Anthony Harrison-Barbet, due to prostate cancer. Anthony was a friend of writer E. H. Visiak (1878-1972) for the last thirteen years of Visiak's life, and had promised to write a study of his friend's life and works. The resultant volume, E.H. Visiak: Writer and Mystic, was published by Paupers' Press in 2007, and it stands as the most significant study to date of Visiak's world-view and literary achievement. Anthony also contributed an essay on his friendship with Visiak to the final issue of Abraxas Unbound, published in January 2009.

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