Eager Spring

Eager Spring

by Owen Barfield
     
 

A young academic is drawn towards activism when she is increasingly troubled by the growing threat of biocides. Through Virginia Brooke, Barfield charts the mental and spiritual journey of a thinking person - and, by extension, of all thinking persons - faced with "the need for action and the obligation to take it".

From environmental thriller to Iron Age settlement

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A young academic is drawn towards activism when she is increasingly troubled by the growing threat of biocides. Through Virginia Brooke, Barfield charts the mental and spiritual journey of a thinking person - and, by extension, of all thinking persons - faced with "the need for action and the obligation to take it".

From environmental thriller to Iron Age settlement, domestic estrangement and the alienation of Man from Nature, Barfield's last work of fiction will continue to delight admirers and provoke a fresh generation of thinkers.

Owen Barfield is one of the twentieth century's most significant philosophers. He is widely known for his explorations of human consciousness, the history of language, the origins of poetic effect, and cross-disciplinary thought. A member of the Inklings, an Oxford group of scholars, Barfield's thinking informed the writings of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien, among others.

Eager Spring is Barfield's 'eco-novella', written when the author was almost 90.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780955958205
Publisher:
Barfield Press UK
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,453,996
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.37(d)

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