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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Regional Magazines, Folkloristic Research
Number of pages: 52
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

It isn't enough to speak about "The English Character" or "English Humour" in general. It is also necessary to see "The Englishman" as he is at home. It is again necessary to see him not only through one's own eyes, but also through the eyes of various authors who have written about the English, notably William Shakespeare (who writes about nothing else) and G.K.Chesterton (who follows in the footsteps of Shakespeare). Thirdly, it is necessary to see him in his background as depicted by two famous English painters, John Constable and William Turner. Finally, a word has to be added about the peculiarly English game of cricket.

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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