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Owen Barfield (1898–1997)

Author of Saving the Appearances: A Study in Idolatry

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Works by Owen Barfield

History in English Words (1926) 342 copies
Worlds Apart (1963) 57 copies
The Silver Trumpet (1968) 53 copies
What Coleridge Thought (1971) 47 copies
Speaker's Meaning (1967) 42 copies
Unancestral Voice (1965) 32 copies
Romanticism Comes of Age (1944) 30 copies
Night Operation (2008) 24 copies
History, Guilt and Habit (1979) 23 copies
This Ever Diverse Pair (1985) 18 copies

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Light on C. S. Lewis (1965) — Introduction — 92 copies

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A fascinating study---how rich a trove our language is that so much of our history and thought may be gleaned from it!
 
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mirryi | 2 other reviews | Dec 31, 2023 |
This is a nice introdcution to the writings of Owen Barfield. Surprisingly, he was an anthroplogist among the more naturally devout Christians, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Charles Wiliams, the other three major writng members of the Inklings. The Inklings met toether regualarly at pubs in Oxford in the pre-World War II period, and during the war. Barfield spent most of his earning career as a solicitor in London, but had noteworthy writing on how to look at language and lierature that are still relevant today. Lewis and Tolkien were associated with literture departments at Ocxford University, and Williams was a major editor at Oxford University Press. So, the Inklings had something of a common background. They also had an appreciation of fantasy and mythi elements in their own writings, although this was somewhat minor for Barfield. This is a good book to get a somewhat different look at the Inklings group… (more)
 
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vpfluke | Apr 9, 2014 |
Some of the linguistic episodes in this book have since become chestnuts, but it was a pleasant read and reading the themes chapter by chapter was enjoyable.
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