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100 1 Benfey, Christopher E. G.,|d1954-|eauthor.
245 10 If :|bthe untold story of Kipling's American years /
264 1 [New York, NY] :|bPenguin Audio,|c2019.
300 1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 30 min., 28
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511 0 Read by Joshua Kane.
520 A unique exploration of the life and work of Rudyard
Kipling in Gilded Age America, from a celebrated scholar
of American literature. At 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 quoted and referenced by politicians, athletes, 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 well as his
happiest, during which he wrote The Jungle Book and
Captains Courageous. Had a family dispute not forced his
departure, Kipling almost certainly would have stayed.
Leaving was the hardest thing he ever had to do, Kipling
said. "There are only two places in the world where I want
to live," he lamented, "Bombay and Brattleboro. And I
can't live in either." In this fresh examination of
Kipling, Benfey hangs a provocative "what if" over
Kipling's American years and maps the imprint Kipling left
on his adopted country as well as the imprint the country
left on him. If proves there is relevance and magnificence
to be found in Kipling's work.
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650 0 Authors, English|y20th century|vBiography.
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