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Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 60
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

In the very word "word" there is a mystery and a magic as well as an abundance of meaning. We have become so accustomed to words, as the natural expression of our human thought, that we forget how wonderful they are, as is the very gift of human reason. Even in what we reject as dull in "grammar" there is an etymological connection with "glamor".

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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