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Author Havholm, Peter.

Title Politics and awe in Rudyard Kipling's fiction / Peter Havholm
Published Aldershot, Hants, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 187 pages) : illustrations
Contents In all this tumult : Rudyard Kipling's university year -- Let the sovereign speak -- Attending to cultural context -- For to admire -- The uncomplicated soul -- Dayspring mishandled
Summary "There has been a resurgence of interest in Kipling among critics who struggle to reconcile the multiple pleasures offered by his fiction with the controversial political ideas that inform it. Peter Havholm takes up the challenge, piecing together Kipling's understanding of empire and humanity from evidence in Anglo-Indian and Indian newspapers of the 1870s and 1880s and offering a new explanation for Kipling's post-1891 turn to fantasy and stories written to be enjoyed by children. By dovetailing detailed contextual knowledge of British India with informed and sensitive close readings of well-known works like 'The Man Who Would Be King', Kim, The Light That Failed, and '"They"', Havholm offers a fresh reading of Kipling's early and late stories that acknowledges Kipling's achievement as a writer and illuminates the seductive allure of the imperialist fantasy."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 175-177) and index
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Subject Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Knowledge -- India.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Political and social views.
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
Anglo-Indians in literature.
British -- India -- History -- 19th century
East Indians in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Wonder in literature.
Anglo-Indians in literature.
East Indians in literature.
Imperialism in literature.
Political and social views.
Wonder in literature.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1351910248