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    Christopher E.G. Benfey ↠ 4 Free read characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] Christopher Benfey has written a masterful biography of Rudyard Kipling's years in the United States It is a lit

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    If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey Rudyard Kipling has become rather persona non gratis in modern times due to his support of colonialism but oh my dear he was talented I was raised reading Kipling's work and although it is now politically incorrect it was thrilling when one was a child in innocent days To be frank I still find it thrilling since one has to remember when it was writtenThis book relates the time that Kipling and his family lived in Brattleboro Ver

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    characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] Christopher E.G. Benfey ↠ 4 Free read I’m not entirely surprised to be the first person reviewing this book The subject after all is fairly esoteric Kipling i

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    Christopher E.G. Benfey ↠ 4 Free read If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] A very compelling biography of a great writer and I think a widely misunderstood figure in the current era And a must read for anyone who lives in or near Brattleboro VT Lots of fascinating new insights on both history and literature

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    review If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey Christopher E.G. Benfey ↠ 4 Free read Marry me Christopher Benfey I adore your books From The Great Wave to The Summer of Hummingbirds you synthesize

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    If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] According to the subtitle”The untold story of Kipling’s American Years” one would assume that this is a history book A uick peruse through the books pictures would lead one to believe there were great stories of RK and TR and Mark Twain There aren’t This book is basically a collection of book reviews trying to tie

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    If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] Excellent short biography that gives a sense of Kipling's complicated place in literature his uncontested talent and story telling ability and how when we think we know him we often imperfectly understand his aims and his meaning

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    characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] Truly enjoyed this book about Rudyard Kipling's years in Vermont USA I learned about his formative meeting with his hero Mark Twain his Arc inspired house in Brattleboro and his writing there of the Jungle Books

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    characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey Christopher E.G. Benfey ↠ 4 Free read review If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey There are threads laid out in this book that don’t fully developI would have liked a longer reflection on the Philippine American War and a less hastily drawn conclusion that one day after the WMB was published Congress voted to annex the Philippines Also how can you mention that Allen Dulles had a well thumbed copy of Kim at his death bed and not elaborate on his ill begotten schemes abroad including the mur

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    review If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey [E–pub/E–book] characters ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Christopher E.G. Benfey Rudyard Kipling was a writer whose star rose suddenly then fell slowly his repute now in such doubt that award winning writer Christopher Benfe

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If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey Free read Ö 104 A uniue exploration of the life and work of Rudyard Kipling in Gilded Age America from a celebrated scholar of American literatureAt 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 uoted and referenced by politicians athlet. Christopher Benfey has written a masterful biography of Rudyard Kipling s years in the United States It is a little remembered period from the life of the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner for literature At this remove it is difficult to recover the sheer depth of reverence once accorded Kipling He s of a Shakespeare than anyone yet in this generation of ours wrote the great American psychologist William JamesHe was friends with Mark Twain One of Kipling s books The Jungle Book was in Sigmund Freud s top picks for important books in his life He has inspired generations of authors and readers with his Just So Stories and poetryMy husband used to uote some of his poetry to me from memory when we were first dating Rudyard Kipling is a giant of literatureYet he s also a complex historical figure With the rise of postcolonial theory a view of literature that assesses the human cost of colonial arrangements Kipling is often treated with unease or hostility in university literature departments as the jingoist Bard of Empire a man on the wrong side of historyAnd there s reasons for this distrust Kipling penned The White Man s Burden asking the United States to take up Great Britain s colonial interestsSo when Benfey examines the life of Kipling it s not all hero worship He is aware of and acknowledges Kipling s failings but doesn t take it out of the context of Kipling s life and times If brings to light previously unknown portions of Kipling s life and legacy Some new poetry and personal papers have recently been discovered that Benfey uses to paint a complete picture of Kipling than perhaps ever beforeReaders learn of the friendships Kipling had with some of the political giants in the United States We also get to peek into Kipling s private life and share some of the intense sorrows he experienced in his own childhood and with his childrenThere s an examination of how opium use affected Kipling s writings We travel with Kipling to Japan on his honeymoon And we learn about the great writer s obsession with of all things beaversThis most interesting part of all of it is though he lived in the Gilded Age how similar Kipling s times were to today It was an era like our own of vast disparities between rich and poor of corruption on an appalling scale of large scale immigration and rampant racism of disruptive new technologies and new media of mushrooming factories and abandoned farms of vanishing wildlife and the depredation of public landsSo despite his astonishing literary genius Kipling was just a man He had his flaws and his dark side And after his death he left behind a treasury of written works that carry his legacy into the unknowable future A future that if we try perhaps we can make than one man s limited imagination could containRecommended for readers who enjoy forgotten history in all its imperfections and glory Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for a free digital advance reader s copy of this book The brief uotations I cited in this review may change or even be omitted in the final version

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If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey Free read Ö 104 Es 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. A very compelling biography of a great writer and I think a widely misunderstood figure in the current era And a must read for anyone who lives in or near Brattleboro VT Lots of fascinating new insights on both history and literature

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If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey Free read Ö 104 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 wo. Excellent short biography that gives a sense of Kipling s complicated place in literature his uncontested talent and story telling ability and how when we think we know him we often imperfectly understand his aims and his meaning

  • Hardcover
  • 256
  • If AUTHOR Christopher E.G. Benfey
  • Christopher E.G. Benfey
  • English
  • 25 May 2018
  • 9780735221437