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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 78
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

"By way of sequel to "Musings on Modernity", here are "More Musings".
Just as the former book was based on musings on events during the month of August 2012, including the Olympics and Paralympics held in London, and the American conventions for the choice of candidates for the presidential election,so the present book is based on events in the New Year of 2013, with the entrance of Mr Abe as Prime Minister of Japan. In either case, by "musings" is meant a consideration of present events in the light of the past, especially in view of parallels in English history over the past four centuries and of the Bible, according to the wise saying of Confucius, By studying the past, we know the present."

Author Profile

Peter Milward was born in London on October 12, 1925, and educated at Wimbledon College (a Jesuit high school). He entered the Society of Jesus in 1943, and after various studies he went on to specialize in the Classics and English at Oxford University. He came to Japan in 1954 and after further studies was ordained priest in 1960. From 1962 onwards he has taught English literature at Sophia University in Tokyo. In addition to founding the Renaissance Institute, the Hopkins Society of Japan and the Chesterton Society of Japan, he has published some 400 books, mostly as textbooks for Japanese students, many of them translated into Japanese, but now most of them out of print. Several of his books, especially those on the drama of Shakespeare and the poetry of Hopkins, have been published in England and America. Even in retirement he is still teaching and writing, as he enters his 88th year (or beiju).

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