Friday, June 11, 2010

Three Brilliant Circles

Three literary circles I would have loved to have listened in on are the Bronte siblings, the Inklings, and the Transcendentalists. Three very different groups of people, whom I admire for a variety of reasons. Even now, many years and many a hearth and meal shared since they met, I draw my chair up to just catch a glimpse of what they knew and discussed.

The Brontes

The Inklings

The Transcendentalists


  1. AWESOME!!!!

    In the the C.S. Lewis book "The Four Loves," in chapter two, where he talks about "Phileo" love, which is the love between friends who share the same vision/ideals of life, he talks about his personal view on what makes a circle like the Inklings so powerful and valuable. I think you'd love it.

    This was a great post!

  2. Excellent! Now I need to get a copy of that book. I'll be watching out for it, thanks.