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By Owen Barfield, Jeanne Clayton Hunter, Thomas Kranidas

ISBN-10: 0791415880

ISBN-13: 9780791415887

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Analogously, atomic physicists of the disorderly quantum world, have long argued that the observer cannot be separated from the observed. John A. Wheeler puts it succintly: Nothing is more important about the quantum principle than this, that it destroys the concept of the world as 'sitting out there', with the observer safely separated from it by a 20 centimeter slab of plate glass. Even to observe so miniscule an object as an electron, he must shatter the glass. He must reach in. He must install his chosen measuring equipment ....

Lewis, ed. by G. B. Tennyson (Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1989). See also C. S. Lewis, All My Road Before Me: The Diary of C. S. Lewis 1922-1927, ed. by Walter Hooper, Foreword by Owen Barfield (San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991). 6. See Lionel Adey's comment in C. S. Lewis's "Great War" with Owen Barfield (Victoria: University of Victoria Press, 1978): "That Bar- Page 15 field's thought is both more original and more profound I have come to believe while studying these controversies" (122).

Eliot of his first short story "Dope" for publication in Criterion, 13 Bar-field's literary career looked promising. But even as he recorded the futility of modern life in "Dope," Barfield was finding his larger subjectthe recovery of the spirit in man and nature. In a letter to T. S. Eliot in March 1924, he records his decision not to rest in lament: I am a little tired of literature which can do nothing but point out ironically that there is nothing much going on but disintegration and decay.

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