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[Reading] ➾ If By Christopher E.G. Benfey – Getup-party.de A uniue exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America from a celebrated scholar of American literatureAt the turn of the twentieth century Rudyard Kipling towered over not A uniue exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America from a celebrated scholar of American literatureAt the turn of the twentieth century Rudyard Kipling towered over not just English literature but the entire literary world At the height of his fame in 1907 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature becoming its youngest winner His influence on figures—including the likes of Freud and William James—was vast and profound But in recent decades Kipling’s reputation has suffered a strange eclipse Though his body of work still looms large and his monumental poem “If—” is uoted and referenced by politicians ath.

Letes and professors he himself is treated with profound unease as a man on the wrong side of history In If scholar Christopher Benfey brings this fascinating writer to life and for the first time gives full attention to his intense engagement with the United States—a rarely discussed but critical piece of evidence in our understanding of this man and his enduring legacy Benfey traces the writer’s deep involvement with America over one crucial decade from 1889 to 1899 when he lived for four years in Brattleboro Vermont and sought deliberately to turn himself into a specifically American writer It was his most prodigious and creative period as we.

If eBookLetes and professors he himself is treated with profound unease as a man on the wrong side of history In If scholar Christopher Benfey brings this fascinating writer to life and for the first time gives full attention to his intense engagement with the United States—a rarely discussed but critical piece of evidence in our understanding of this man and his enduring legacy Benfey traces the writer’s deep involvement with America over one crucial decade from 1889 to 1899 when he lived for four years in Brattleboro Vermont and sought deliberately to turn himself into a specifically American writer It was his most prodigious and creative period as we.

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  1. Heidi The Reader Heidi The Reader says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookChristopher Benfey has written a masterful biography of Rudyard Kipling's years in the United States It is a little remembered period from the life of the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner for literature At this remove it is difficult to recover the sheer depth of reverence once accorded Kipling He's of a Shakespeare than anyone yet in this generation of ours wrote the great American psychologist William JamesHe was friends with Mark Twain One of Kipling's books The Jungle Book was in Sigmund Freud's top picks for important books in his life He has inspired generations of authors and readers with his Just So Stories and poetryMy husband used to uo


  2. Jill Hutchinson Jill Hutchinson says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookRudyard Kipling has become rather persona non gratis in modern times due to his support of colonialism but oh my dear he was talented I was raised reading Kipling's work and although it is now politically incorrect it was thrilling when one was a child in innocent days To be frank I still find it thrilling since one has to remember when it was writtenThis book relates the time that Kipling and his family lived in Brattleboro Vermont at the end of the 19th century and how it affected his writing and thinking He initially came to the US to interview Mark Twain for his column in a British India newspaper Twain was one of his literary heroes and he fell in love with the wilderness of the country and decided to stayHe wrote two of his masterpieces Kim and The Jungle Book at his isolated home in Vermont and was suddenly famous He eventually returned to England after a political decision made by the US which involved Britain


  3. Bandit Bandit says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookI’m not entirely surprised to be the first person reviewing this book The subject after all is fairly esoteric Kipling is nowhere near as famous of an author as he should be considering how popular and beloved his stories were and are Just recently there’s been another admittedly inferior Jungle Book remake on Netflix If Kipling’s famous poem a


  4. Tim Weed Tim Weed says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookA very compelling biography of a great writer and I think a widely misunderstood figure in the current era And a must read for anyone who lives in or near Brattleboro VT Lots of fascinating new insights on both history and literature


  5. Jane Jane says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookMarry me Christopher Benfey I adore your books From The Great Wave to The Summer of Hummingbirds you synthesize American culture and history into a perfectly delineated whole And now be still my heart Rudyard Kipling during his American years This is a triumph of a book ranging as it does from Kipling's childhood years right up to the present day and the influence his works bore on Vietnam and subseuent imperial skirmishes


  6. Kevin Chick Kevin Chick says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookAccording to the subtitle”The untold story of Kipling’s American Years” one would assume that this is a history book A uick peruse through the books pictures would lead one to believe there were great stories of RK and TR and Mark Twain There aren’t This book is basically a collection of book reviews trying to tie what Kipling wrote to the events in his life Less than half the book takes place in the US Historical content is tangential to the what the author is trying to accomplish If I had known this I probably wouldn’t have read it


  7. William William says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookExcellent short biography that gives a sense of Kipling's complicated place in literature his uncontested talent and story telling ability and how when we think we know him we often imperfectly understand his aims and his meaning


  8. Bob Soden Bob Soden says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookTruly enjoyed this book about Rudyard Kipling's years in Vermont USA I learned about his formative meeting with his hero Mark Twain his Arc inspired house in Brattleboro and his writing there of the Jungle Books Captains Courageous and the Just So Stories among othersHighly recommended


  9. Patty Patty says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookThere are threads laid out in this book that don’t fully developI would have liked a longer reflection on the Philippine American War and a less hastily drawn conclusion that one day afte


  10. Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir Bookreporter.com Biography & Memoir says:

    PDF/EPUB getup party.de ☆ If eBook â If eBookRudyard Kipling was a writer whose star rose suddenly then fell slowly his repute now in such doubt that award winning writer Christopher Benfey was advised against trying to “rehabilitate” him Fortunately he did not heed that advice and this fascinating biography is the resultL


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