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Rudyard Kipling

(30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 / Bombay)

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an English poet, short-story writer, and novelist chiefly remembered for his celebration of British imperialism, tales and poems of British soldiers in India, and his tales for children. Kipling received the 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling is best known for his works of fiction, including The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), Just So Stories (1902) (1894), Kim (1901) (a tale of adventure), many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), ... more »

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  • ''What is a woman that you forsake her,
    And the hearth-fire and the home-acre,
    To go with the old grey Widow-maker?''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 1-3). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
  • ''Cities and Thrones and Powers
    Stand in Time's eye,
    Almost as long as flowers,
    Which daily die:''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 1-4). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
  • ''She has no strong white arms to fold you,
    But the ten-times-fingering weed to hold you—
    Out on the rocks where the tide has rolled you.''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British poet. Puck of Pook's Hill (l. 7-9). . . Rudyard Kipling; Complete Verse; Definitive Edition. (1989) Doubleday...
  • '''Tisn't beauty, so to speak, nor good talk necessarily. It's just IT. Some women'll stay in a man's memory if they once walked down a street.''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. Pyecroft, in "Mrs. Bathurst," Traffics and Discoveries (1904). Referring to Mrs. Bathurst.
  • ''A people always ends by resembling its shadow.''
    Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), British author, poet. quoted in Maurois, The Art of Writing, "The Writer's Craft," sct. 2 (1960). Said to author and ...
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  • S B (5/5/2014 5:46:00 PM)

    very unique. A ballad of burials is a well written poem of his

  • Geoffrey Taylor (8/27/2013 3:23:00 PM)

    If American schools still taught reading and writing, Kipling would be a good start for the kiddies. But I'll never forget the look on my college writing prof's face when I named my lifetime favorite poet (then; over half a lifetime ago.) He had to massage his stiff upper lip so that the spectacular sneer wouldn't cramp up and set in place.

    But I learned so much from Rudyard Kipling. He was a product of his time, but he kept his inner child alive, thanks to the early abuse of strangers in loco parentis. Some of his work, especially after the deaths of his children, are rending. Life did not treat him as kindly as he treated it, or others.

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  • Edgar Eslit (8/17/2007 1:53:00 AM)

    Kipling is indeed unique and novel in terms of poetic style. He's one of a kind. You need to have an open mind to understand his views and concept of the world. I admit, I also learn from his style.

  • Luke Benuska (11/13/2006 7:55:00 PM)

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  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/19/2006 9:45:00 AM)

    I did not like Mr Kipling's protryal of india in some of his poems.

  • Vikram Aarella - The Poem Shooter (5/19/2006 9:44:00 AM)

    Mr Kipling might have born in India, but i did not in some of his poetry like the potryal of India.

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