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Title: THE ENGLISH CHARACTER

Author: Peter Milward

Category: Regional Magazines, Folkloristic Research
Number of pages: 50
Size: A5

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Viewer: ActiBook
Language: English

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Book Summary

In what, it may be asked, does the English character consist? No two Englishmen will give the same answer to such a question. After all, what we English prize above all is our independence. Yet from the distance of Japan, one may take a more objective view of one's country, with special attention paid to the central characteristic of English humour. Then it will help to speak not only of the English character, but also of England itself as a country that moulds the character of the people. And then not only of England from a topographical viewpoint, but also more precisely of the capital London from a historical viewpoint. Thus we may cover every aspect of the place and the people.

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).