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100 1  Benfey, Christopher E. G.,|d1954-|eauthor. 
245 10 If :|bthe untold story of Kipling's American years /
       |cChristopher Benfey. 
250    Unabridged. 
264  1 [New York, NY] :|bPenguin Audio,|c2019. 
300    1 online resource (1 sound file (07 hr., 30 min., 28 
       sec.)) :|bdigital 
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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. 
588 0  Online resource; title from title details screen 
       (OverDrive, viewed July 23, 2019). 
600 10 Kipling, Rudyard,|d1865-1936|xTravel|zUnited States. 
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650  0 Authors, English|y19th century|vBiography. 
650  0 Authors, English|y20th century|vBiography. 
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651  7 United States.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01204155 
655  4 Downloadable audio books. 
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700 1  Kane, Joshua,|enarrator. 
710 2  OverDrive, Inc.,|edistributor. 
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