Barfield Sampler Poetry and Fiction by Owen Barfield

ISBN-10: 0791415880
ISBN-13: 9780791415887
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Description: This is a collection of the fiction and poetry of one of the twentieth century's most influential and significant thinkers. Barfield is known widely for his explorations of human consciousness, the history of language, the origins of poetic effect,  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 9/14/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 181
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

This is a collection of the fiction and poetry of one of the twentieth century's most influential and significant thinkers. Barfield is known widely for his explorations of human consciousness, the history of language, the origins of poetic effect, and the interaction of the disciplines, especially literature and the hard sciences. This book presents Barfield as a writer of imaginative literature.In the stories, one finds both post-war displacement and Bloomsburian ironies. In the two short novels, Barfield gives us two stunning versions of the Apocalypse. In his poetry he explores the varieties of human experience, often in radical relation to the past. A seemingly conventional poetic introduces explosive theological and sexual issues, confrontations with urban despair and fragmentation.Barfield's creative work is original, daring, and prophetic. His voice heralds a new age of consciousness of which our time is becoming increasingly aware.

Introduction
Poetry
Day
Sonnet: Once, once, this evening, let me say: I love you!
Translation from Petrarch: Amor, ed io si pien di meraviglia
Sonnet: How shall I work that she may not forget
The Silent Piano (For E.B.)
Bad Day
Song of the Bakerloo
The Song They Sing
Flirting
Girl in Tube
A Visit to Beatrice
Can Light Be Golden?
Pollaiuolo's Apollo and Daphne
Piero di Cosimo's The Death of Procris
Sonnet: I am much inclined towards a life of ease
The Angry Boffin
Emeritus (on not trying to publish verse)
Fifty-Three
Al Fresco (on Modern Poetry)
The Queen's Beast (1954)
Escape
You're Wrong!
Funeral Oration
Medusa
Song of Anger
Hagar and Ishmael
The Spy
Ishmael
Gender
The Merman
Enlightenment
At a Promenade Concert
The Milkmaid and the Unicorn
Video Meliora
Sonnet: Where can we hope to swim in 1ove's bright wave?
"How dolefully you raked into a blaze"
Sonnet: When the too-muchness of this angry trade
The Song of Pity or The Compassionate Society
Speech by a Gadarene Cabinet Minister
Sonnet: You said, and not as one exaggerating
The Sonnet and Its Uses
Rust
In
The Coming of Whitsun
Washing of Feet
Sacrament
Beatitude
A Meditation
From Orpheus: A Verse Drama Act II (lines 89-259)
Closing lines from "Riders on Pegasus"
Prose
Short Stories
Dope
The Devastated Area
Two Prophetic Nouvelles
The Rose on the Ash-Heap (from the novel in manuscript English People)
Night Operation
Afterword
Owen Barfield
Notes on the Poetry
Index

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