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Title: THE WORLD AND THE WORD

Author: Peter Milward

Category: History, Philosophy, Geography, Religion
Number of pages: 72
Size: A5

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

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Book Summary

The word "world" has an abundance of meanings in the history of English literature, especially in the poets, and above all in Shakespeare. So the headings for each chapter are taken from such sources, following a certain line of development, from the ideal to the real and back again to the ideal. And that also happens to be the line of thought in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius.

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).