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Title The Cambridge companion to Rudyard Kipling / edited by Howard J. Booth
Published Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 209 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge companions to literature
Cambridge companions to literature
Contents Introduction / Howard J. Booth -- Kipling and the fin-de-siƩcle / Robert Hampson -- India and empire / John McBratney -- Kipling's very special relationship / Judith Plotz -- Science and technology / Laurence Davies -- Kipling and gender / Kaori Nagai -- Kipling and war / David Bradshaw -- Kipling as a children's writer and the Jungle Books / Jan Montefiore -- 'Nine and sixty ways' / Harry Ricketts -- Kim / Patrick Brantlinger -- The later short fiction / Howard J. Booth -- Kipling and postcolonial literature / Bart Moore-Gilbert -- Kipling and the visual / Monica Turci -- Reading Kipling in India / Harish Trivedi
Summary "Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) is among the most popular, acclaimed and controversial of writers in English. His books have sold in great numbers, and he remains the youngest writer to have won the Nobel Prize in Literature. Many associate Kipling with poems such as 'If-', his novel Kim, his pioneering use of the short story form and such works for children as the Just So Stories. For others, though, Kipling is the very symbol of the British Empire and a belligerent approach to other peoples and races. This Companion explores Kipling's main themes and texts, the different genres in which he worked and the various phases of his career. It also examines the 'afterlives' of his texts in postcolonial writing and through adaptations of his work. With a chronology and guide to further reading, this book serves as a useful introduction for students of literature and of Empire and its after effects"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196) and index
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Subject Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936 -- Criticism and interpretation
Kipling, Rudyard, 1865-1936.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Booth, Howard J. (Howard John), 1969-
ISBN 0511979320 (electronic bk.)
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