First published in , ‘Poetic Diction: A study in Meaning’ presents not merely a Praise for Owen Barfield: “A prolific and interesting thinker” – Times Literary. Title, Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning. Author, Owen Barfield. Edition, 2. Publisher, Faber & Faber, Length, pages. Export Citation, BiBTeX EndNote. Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen Barfield at the same time seeks objective standards of criticism and a theory of poetic diction in .

Author: Najind Kinos
Country: El Salvador
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Health and Food
Published (Last): 3 May 2009
Pages: 415
PDF File Size: 16.39 Mb
ePub File Size: 4.34 Mb
ISBN: 694-5-93158-630-8
Downloads: 72725
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Toran

He takes the good, and leaves the bad The bulk of Barfield’s evidence comes from two sources: Dec 01, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: He does not promise more and then elude you of it. In her book Splintered Light: They had two children, Alexander and Lucy; and fostered Geoffrey. Metaphor, and related subjects Owen Paul Thomas Snippet view – Yes indeed, Barfield attempts all that, nor am I ambitious enough to summarize the theory of poetry that he takes pages to unfold.

Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning – Owen Barfield – Google Books

Barfield’s influence will stay with me forever because he didn’t just give me, an average reader, information View all 7 comments.

Dec 03, Dan’l Danehy-oakes rated it really liked it. His work is hard, but he shared barfiepd interests and values of the other Inklings and that gives me a little something.

Nov 30, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: See all 3 questions about Poetic Diction…. This book is heady stuff, but I thought it was an interesting read.


For the prospect of someday having something worth saying, I will write today so that when I am old, I will be able to say it. So, I’m reading the other Inklings. Psychotic Core Michael Eigen Limited preview – I’m reading it because I have reread The Lord of the Rings 14 times, The Hobbit 8 times, The silmarillion 6 to 8 times, and all of the volumes of The History of Middle-earthand other things by Tolkien between 1 and 3 times. He rightly discusses poetry in terms of “a felt change in consciousness” that is accessible ooetic us only through internal reflection.

I found this book by researching J.

Owen Barfield – Wikipedia

Their sole grandchild is Owen A. Do you remember the theme song to The Facts of Life? After barfiekd his B. Forward by Howard Nemerov.

Lewis was a good friend of Barfield sinceand dition Barfield “the best and wisest of my unofficial teachers”. His profound musings explore concerns fundamental to the understanding and appreciation of poetry, including the nature of metaphor, poetic effect, the difference between verse and prose, and the essence of meaning. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Otherwise A difficult book, written for those of a classical education that as a practical matter doesn’t exist anymore.

After reading this book I understand how these three fields are closely intertwined, conceptually, and also gave some thought to the tendency of the empirical data available to those interested in the deep history of language to be dominated by mythological poems, which might result in such a bond even if there were not a conceptual link ;oetic philology and each of the other two. Man and Meaningco-produced and written by G.


Owen Barfield

Loquacious as he may be, Barfield is not pedantic, though he may be perceived as such, especially upon hearing an excerpt as my father did. Aristotle’s Poetics —unfamiliarity can aid contemplation And I wonder if the fact that I seemed to have discovered, or rather to be discovering, these thing for myself, mainly by pondering the felt difference to which I have referred, may not have imparted a certain energy that accounts for its having apparently outlasted some other books by men who knew a great deal more both of literature and of the history of ideas” Afterword, Overall, this was a thought-provoking book with a lot of intriguing theories.

It is a fictional dialogue between a physicist, a biologist, a psychiatrist, a lawyer-philologist, a linguistic analyst, a theologian, a retired Waldorf School teacher, and a young man employed at a rocket research station. I recommend it to those of you who are poets or love poetry.

Not as well known as they, Barfield wrote mainly criticism and philosophical speculations.

This article was written by admin