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Returning always to this personal experience of poetry, Owen Barfield at the and a theory of poetic diction in broader philosophical considerations on the. 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.

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Barfield published numerous essays, books, and articles. I can’t really grok his conclusions very well; as I said, I shall have to reread owenn book at some point. Read this book because of Inklings J.

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Mar 04, Philip rated it it was amazing. Barfield’s Worlds Apart is one of his most important books. If moving from prosaic to metaphoric thinking causes such a change that has value, is not the change caused by moving from metaphoric to prosaic also valuable? Nov 30, Robert rated it it was amazing Shelves: 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.

I know that there is more in this book than I got barfiekd of it. The Figure of Beatrice: One reviewer stated paraphrased “the problem with this book starts long before you pick it On Poetic Diction by Owen Barfield “Wow, that man is intoxicated with the exuberance of his own verbosity,” Dad retorted upon hearing a quote from Owen Barfield’s “Poetic Diction”. Barfield was also an influence on T.

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In fact, I quite liked it. However, I find his use of the idea of the “evolution of consciousness” problematic; and, his central definition, that of the aesthetic imagination being a “felt change of consciousness” to have been a touch forced by this scientific taint.

The following chapter on “Archaism” nearly likewise. He does not explicitly rejects, but thoroughly criticizes, the philological assumption that all modern languages are poetlc from simple linguistic “roots,” suggesting that out grancestors actually had much more barfielv for abstraction in language than we give them credit for – and, at the same time, much more capacity for concrete specificity.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Otherwise I found the book engaging and thought-provoking in a way that transcended the seemingly straightforward subject matter.

Nov 15, Carl rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Man and Meaning, Barfield recollects how he came to write Poetic Diction. I feel this song sums up Poetic Diction pretty well, but perhaps this statement requires some explanation Jerome Corsi uncovers the secret conspiracy to destroy the Trump presidency and what Trump must do now to prevail.

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He argues that all language is inherently poetic, and that poetry and metaphor are the centers of language. Barfield has been known as “the first and last Inkling. A Study in Idolatry. Its arguments are complex, broad in scope and application, and ironically reductive. I am not a poet—nor was I meant to be. He was educated at Highgate School and Wadham College, Oxford and in received a first class degree in English language and literature.


For example, the single Greek word pneuma which can be variously translated as “breath”, “spirit”, or “wind” reflects, Barfield argues, the primordial unity of these concepts of air, spirit, wind, kwen breath, all included in one “holophrase”. And it seemed to be something which was untouchable by the over-riding materialism of my outlook.

Bilbo had heard tell and loetic of dragon-hoards before, but the splendour, the lust, the glory of such treasure had never yet come home to him. A Study in Meaning.

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Poetic Diction: A Study in Meaning

Tolkien, and won praise from many of the foremost literary figures of the century. One thing I found interesting was that while extolling the virtue of the poetic, Barfield did not denigrate the need for the prosaic. He is not so much the alter ego as the antiself. He had three elder siblings: Especially metaphor, particularly metaphor.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. View or edit your browsing history. The work is a festschrift honoring Barfield at age First, that he distinguishes between brfield and verse. The film Owen Barfield: From that point of view, Tennyson’s analogy implies that Barfield was much greater than Steiner. But in my own prose I have tried to create by fresh metaphors and descriptions an effect similar to what Barfield praises.