Milward, Peter Books

An Encyclopedia of Flora and Fauna in English and American Literature
1992 0-7734-9539-8
The aim of this encyclopedia is to survey the fauna and flora of England and America not from the viewpoint of zoological or botanical science but of literature. Given the excessive broadness of the endeavor, this is done in a personally selective manner, with preferences toward English over American, and poetry over prose. Two sources in particular take pride of place -- the Authorized King James Version of the Bible, and Shakespeare.

Commentary on G. M. Hopkins' the Wreck of the Deutschland
1992 0-88946-584-3
Explicates the meaning of the poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," word by word, and stanza by stanza, keeping in mind the undercurrents of thought and influence in the poem that flow from pages of the New Testament, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the plays of Shakespeare.

Mediaeval Dimension in Shakespeare's Plays
1990 0-88946-116-3
Includes "Shakespeare's Mediaeval Inheritance," "Shakespeare and the Socio-Religious Unrest of His Time," "The Religious Implications of The Merchant of Venice," "Shakespeare and Elizabethan Exorcism," "The Homiletic Tradition in Hamlet," "Death in Shakespearean Tragedy," "`Nature' in Hooker and King Lear," "A Theology of Grace in The Winter's Tale," "Fairies in Shakespeare's Later Plays," and "Gonzalo's `Merry Fooling.'"

Shakespeare in Japan
1998 0-7734-8214-8