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Title: I AM A COW, OR THE MYSTICISM OF COWS

Author: Peter Milward

Category: General Natural Science
Number of pages: 118
Size: A5

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

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Book Summary

Much as he may have been influenced by Natsume Soseki, the author cannot entitle his book "I am a Cat", but he can, having been born in the Year of the Ox, entitle this book "I am a Cow" - with a preference for Cows over Oxen. Also, after having concentrated on the Philosophy of the Cat and the Theology of the Dog, he may now advance to the Mysticism of the Cow. Why? Because the one word uttered by the Cow, in answer to any question, is the simple "Mmm", which is of the essence of a mystic.

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).