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Rudyard Kipling - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Rudyard Kipling

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

Recommended links
 
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Rudyard Kipling, English novelist, poet and short story writer
Rudyard Kipling   (1865 - 1936)
 
Category:  Indian Literature
 
Born:  December 30, 1865
Bombay, India
 
Died:  January 18, 1936
London, England
 
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Alfred Lord Tennyson, E. M. Forster, Hugh Lofting
 
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Rudyard Kipling - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/18/1936     Kipling's "Permanent Contradictions"
On this day in 1936 Rudyard Kipling died at the age of seventy-one. Although a Nobel winner and one of England's most popular writers, by the time of his death Kipling was not merely forgotten but cartooned as a pith-helmeted jingoist. Recent biographers and critics, like Orwell and Borges and Edmund Wilson before them, find a more complex man and writer, perhaps one of "permanent contradictions."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Collected Stories
anthology, fiction, children
 
Kim
children
 
Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Verse
anthology, fiction, children
 
Something of Myself
autobiography
 
The Jungle Book
children
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
The Long Recessional
by David Gilmour
biography
 
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Academy of American Poets
Kipling biography, the text to the poem "If," a selected bibliography, and links.
English-Literature.org
This essay examines Kipling's Kim, described by one critic as "master work of imperialism ... rich and absolutely fascinating, but nevertheless profoundly embarrassing novel":

"Few modern English readers could enjoy Rudyard Kipling's Kim in the way Kipling intended it to be enjoyed. Kipling was an Imperialist, and Kim embodies attitudes towards British rule in India which these days are wholly unacceptable and unpalatable. Kipling believed it was right and proper for Britain to 'own' India and rule its people, and the possibility that this position might be questionable never seems to have crossed his mind. ... In spite of this the novel does not deserve to be forgotten, because as a work of fiction it does have fine literary qualities, and it and deserves its unique place in the history of English Literature."
Rudyard Kipling, 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature
Kipling was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author." Visit the official Nobel website for an author biography, Yeats's Swedish Nobel Stamps, and other resources.
The Kipling Society
This website features a Kipling biography, chronology of life events, and large collection of poems.
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