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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Now Available! "Bernard Shaw's Debt to William Blake" by Irving Fiske

ATTENTION, COLLECTORS! We have just found some rare copies of IRVING FISKE'S classic pamphlet/essay, Bernard Shaw's Debt to William Blake, printed in 1979 by Quarry Hill Creative Center and the Fiske Family. It is an exact replica of the pamphlet first reprinted in 1951 as a "Shavian Tract" the behest of George Bernard Shaw, who said of this essay: "This essay... I rank among the best, perhaps the very best, about myself..." "Hundreds of articles have been written about me and forgotten. "This is the one I would have published and circulated as widely as if I had written it myself. "Let it not be forgotten even when I am no longer remembered." (GBS, 2.1.1949) Some of these pamphlets are in perfect condition; others have minor crinkles or stains on the cover. The cover, which has a picture in black and white of G.B.S., has had a black and white drawing, by visionary artist and cartoonist Barbara Hall Fiske, added to it. A brief biography of Irving Fiske, by his daughter Ladybelle, was added as a postscript in 1979. Critic and writer Colin Wilson, among many others, praised Irving Fiske's ability to contrast and associate the work of Shaw with that of Blake. For many years this little essay, published by Shaw himself,has been considered a classic of Shavian and Blakian literature. This is the chance to own a simple, but inexpensive, copy of Irving Fiske's essay on Bernard Shaw and William Blake. "They (this collection of thought) show that I am also among the Prophets," said Shaw. $7.00 for perfect copies (we have nine), and $5.00 for 2 or 3 with stains and minor wrinkling. $2.00 for Media Mail,$3.95 for Priority Mail. USPS only. Send to Isabella F. McFarlin Quarry Hill Creative Center PO Bx 379 Rochester, VT 05767 Thanks!

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