Barkas, Janet

Janet Barkas

Janet Barkas is the maiden name of Jan Yager. Her book, The Vegetable Passion: A History of the Vegetarian State of Mind, was originally published in 1975 by Scribner’s in the U.S. and Routledge & Kegan Paul in the U.K.. It went out of print and the rights reverted to the author who is now issuing it as a reprint edition through Hannacroix Creek Books, Inc. The author spent six years researching The Vegetable Passion including trips to Germany and India and teaching a course, “A History of Vegetarianism,” at The New School. (For more on this author, see the author information for Jan Yager.)