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This biography (the first to be published on Owen Barfield) was written with the help of Barfield himself, who, before his death in 1997, participated in numerous interviews with the author. Barfield also lent him many of his papers and manuscripts. The fruit of their collaboration is a book that penetrates deeply into the life and thinking of one of a towering figure of tThis biography (the first to be published on Owen Barfield) was written with the help of Barfield himself, who, before his death in 1997, participated in numerous interviews with the author. Barfield also lent him many of his papers and manuscripts. The fruit of their collaboration is a book that penetrates deeply into the life and thinking of one of a towering figure of the twentieth century....

Title : Owen Barfield: Romanticism Come of Age: A Biography
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ISBN : 9781902636771
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 352 Pages
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Owen Barfield: Romanticism Come of Age: A Biography Reviews

  • Phillip
    2019-05-22 09:42

    I have to agree with John D. Rateliff's review of the book that it is both quirky and a title that any serious future Barfield scholarship is going to have to deal with. The major quirk is that information is presented thematically instead of chronologically. The reader has to pay attention to what year an event is said to have happened. The first nine chapters contain information that will interest Inklings scholars. At the end of chapter 9 the reader is warned that the remainder of the book goes into the esoteric and anthroposophic side of Barfield. I'm glad of the book. It does a nice job of introducing the reader to the man and gives an overview of his work. It provides food for thought about reading Barfield strictly for his own sake and not because he was an Inkling or friend of C.S. Lewis'.

  • Steve
    2019-05-01 05:37

    Well Barfield was an Anthroposophist - and that is on the far side of weird. But he was baptized in the Church of England as an adult, he had some good friends, like Lewis and Tolkein, and he was one of the Inklings, so that makes him interesting. He wrote some great books: "Saving the Appearances" and "History in English Words", and "Poetic Diction". So it's a mixed bag.This is the only Barfield biography available and the way it has been put toegther doesn't always help with understanding an already complex character.