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Author: Peter Milward

Category: Travel Literature, Guide Books
Number of pages: 110
Size: A5

Language: English



Book Summary

Here are three early collections of essays on my first impressions of Japan. The first consists of advice to my Japanese students, the second of my recollections of life and scenery in Japan, and the third of a comparison between Japan and England as my "two island homes", after having spent 30 years in England and the next 60 years in Japan.

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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