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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Arts and Literature (Novels, Essays, Critiques)
Number of pages: 82
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

Nowadays fantasy has become such a popular genre of literature,
especially among children and those with the hearts of children. In the present book I deal with the theory and practice of fantasy - not the theory first, as one might expect, and the practice second, but the practice first. And the practice is based not on my own invention but on what I have borrowed from others - in imitation of Shakespeare, who rarely invented the stories of his plays but was content to dress himself like the fabled crow "in borrowed feathers". And so I proceed from Alice and Peter Rabbit, making them my own, before going on to propose such practical points as "Be yourself!" and "Be everyone else!",
"Be everything!" and "Be nothing!"

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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