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Title: MUSINGS ON MODERNITY

Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 92
Size: A5

e-Book compatible devices: pc
Viewer: ActiBook
Language: English

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Book Summary

Following in the footsteps of the year that was in 2011, the author turns his attention to 2012, which was outstanding as the year of the London Olympics. But it was also the year of the widely acclaimed Arab Spring. Everything is narrated from the standpoint of August, which also happened to include the "unconventional conventions" of the Republicans and the Democrats in the United States.

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).