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Barfield, Owen 1898-1997

Works: 270 works in 864 publications in 3 languages and 25,623 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Poetry  History  Diaries  Autobiographies  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Personal correspondence  Biographies  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Former owner, Honoree, Other, Creator
Classifications: BV4935.L43, 231.73
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Poetic diction : a study in meaning by Owen Barfield( Book )

79 editions published between 1927 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An experiment in criticism by C. S Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1961 in English and held by 1,461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Lewis believed that literature exists above all for the joy of the reader and that books should be judged by the kind of reading they invite. He doubted the use of strictly evaluative criticism, especially its condemnations. Literary criticism is traditionally employed in judging books, and 'bad taste' is thought of as a taste for bad books. Professor Lewis' experiment consists in reversing the process, and judging literature itself by the way men read it. He defined a good book as one which can be read in a certain way, a bad book as one which can only be read in another. He was therefore mainly preoccupied with the notion of good reading: and he showed that this, in its surrender to the work on which it is engaged, has something in common with love, with moral action, and with intellectual achievement. In good reading we should be concerned less in altering our own opinions than in entering fully into the opinions of others; "in reading great literature I become a thousand men and yet remain myself". As with all that Professor Lewis wrote, the arguments are stimulating and the examples apt"--Publisher description
A Barfield sampler : poetry and fiction by Owen Barfield( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History in English words by Owen Barfield( Book )

113 editions published between 1925 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A classic historical excursion through the English language. Owen Barfield's original and thought-provoking works over three-quarters of a century made him a legendary cult figure. This popular book provides a brief, brilliant history of those who have spoken the Indo-European tongues. It is illustrated throughout by current English words - whose derivation from other languages, whose history in use and changes of meaning - record and unlock the larger history."--Publisher description
Light on C.S. Lewis by Jocelyn Gibb( Book )

17 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and held by 1,221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collective portrait of the man through the eyes of writers and friends who knew him
What Coleridge thought by Owen Barfield( Book )

33 editions published between 1970 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the appearances; a study in idolatry by Owen Barfield( Book )

34 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving The Appearances is about the world as we see it and the world as it is; it is about God, human nature, and consciousness. This book draws on sources from mythology, philosophy, history, literature, theology, and science to chronicle the evolution of human thought from Moses and Aristotle to Galileo and Keats. --From publisher's description
Worlds apart : a dialogue of the 1960's by Owen Barfield( Book )

23 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All my road before me : the diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-1927 by C. S Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A repackaged edition of the revered author's diary from his early twenties--a thought-provoking work that reveals his earliest thinking about war, atheism, religion, and humanity. While serving his country in the Great War, C. S. Lewis--the great British writer, scholar, lay theologian, broadcaster, and Christian apologist--made a pact with a close friend and fellow soldier. If one of them died, the survivor would take care of his family--a promise Lewis honored. Developing a deep friendship with his fallen friend's mother, Jane King Moore, Lewis moved into the Moore household after the war. Returning to Oxford, the twenty-three-year old Lewis--then a staunch atheist--struggled to adapt to life in post-war England. Eager to help the tormented young man, Jane encouraged him keep a diary of his day-to-day life. Those reflections are collected in this illuminating journal. Covering five remarkable years in Lewis's life, All My Road Before Me charts the inspirations and intellectual and spiritual development of a man whose theology and writing--including Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Chronicles of Narnia, and many other beloved classics--has had immense influence on the Christian world"--
The future does not compute : transcending the machines in our midst by Steve Talbott( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many pundits tell you that the computer is ushering us toward a new Golden Age of Information. A few tell you that the computer is destroying everything worthwhile in our culture. But almost no one tells you what Stephen L. Talbott shows in this surprising book: the intelligent machine gathers its menacing powers from hidden places within you and me. It does so, that is, as long as we gaze into our screens and tap on our keyboards while less than fully conscious of the subtle influences passing through the interface." "After reading The Future Does Not Compute, you will never again be able to sit in front of your computer with quite the same glazed stare."--Jacket
Essays presented to Charles Williams. by C. S Lewis( Book )

7 editions published between 1947 and 1977 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rediscovery of meaning and other essays by Owen Barfield( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 732 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Rediscovery of Meaning is a collection of essays about language, imagination, the human being, society and God. In each, Barfield points to solutions to the modern-day experience of meaninglessness and fragmentation"--P. [4] of cover
Romanticism comes of age by Owen Barfield( Book )

28 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speaker's meaning by Owen Barfield( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History, guilt, and habit by Owen Barfield( Book )

13 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'History, Guilt and Habit' is a collection of essays, based on lectures given by the author on the West Coast of North America. This brief, accessible book outlines Barfield's primary ideas: the distinction between the history of ideas and the evolution of human consciousness; the nature of morality, and the danger of mental passivity becoming habit. -- (summary excerpt from a 2012 edition of this title)
Evolution of consciousness : studies in polarity by Owen Barfield( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surprised by joy : the shape of my early life by C. S Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of the English theologian, novelist, and scholar, concerning his early years. The author's spiritual journey from Christianity to atheism and then back to Christianity
A Barfield reader : selections from the writings of Owen Barfield by Owen Barfield( Book )

5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Owen Barfield was one of the most original and stimulating thinkers of the twentieth century, the man whose writings have won praise from figures as diverse as T.S. Eliot and Saul Bellow, Walter de la Mare and Howard Nemeroc, W.H. Auden and Marshall McLuhan. This comprehensive overview supplements major selections with numerous short supporting passages from the whole corpus of his writings and provides a glossary of Barfieldian terms and useful primary and secondary bibliographies. A respected philosopher, jurist, and student of the nature of language and human consciousness, Owen Barfield's many books published by Wesleyan include Saving the Appearances (1988), Poetic Diction (1984), and Worlds Apart (1971). He lived in East Sussex, England, at the time of his death in 1997 at the age of 99. Barfield was a writer who gained a discriminating and dedicated readership on both sides of the Atlantic, but especially in the United States."--Publisher description
Miracles : a preliminary study by C. S Lewis( Book )

1 edition published in 1947 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is intended as a preliminary to historical inquiry. I am not a trained historian and I shall not examine the historical evidence for the Christian miracles. My effort is to put my readers in a position to do so. It is no use going to the texts until we have some idea about the possibility or probability of the miraculous. Those who assume that miracles cannot happen are merely wasting their time by looking into the texts: we know in advance what results they will find for they have begun by begging the question."--The scope of this book
The traveller by Walter De la Mare( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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An experiment in criticism
An experiment in criticismHistory in English wordsWhat Coleridge thoughtSaving the appearances; a study in idolatryWorlds apart : a dialogue of the 1960'sAll my road before me : the diary of C.S. Lewis, 1922-1927The future does not compute : transcending the machines in our midstThe rediscovery of meaning and other essays
Alternative Names
Barfield, Arthur Owen.

Barfield, Arthur Owen 1898-1997

Barfield, Owen

Barfield, Owen, 1898-

Barfield, Owen A.

Burgeon, Arthur Owen

Burgeon Arthur Owen 1898-1997

Burgeon, G. A. L.

Burgeon, G. A. L. 1898-1997

Owen Barfield Brits filosoof

Owen Barfield britský jazykovědec, filosof a spisovatel

Owen Barfield englischer Sprachwissenschaftler, Rechtsanwalt und Schriftsteller

Owen Barfield filòsof britànic

Owen Barfield filósofo británico

Owen Barfield filosofo, scrittore e poeta britannico

Owen Barfield philosophe britannique

Оуен Барфийлд

Оуэн Барфилд

Оўэн Барфілд

اوون بارفیلد

バーフィールド, オウエン

バーフィールド, オーエン


English (459)

Japanese (8)

German (3)