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Fe and legacy Some new poetry and personal papers have recently been discovered that Benfey uses to paint a complete picture of personal papers have recently been discovered that Benfey uses to paint a complete picture of 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 Of All "interesting part of all it is though he lived in the Gilded Age how 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 ust 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 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 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 Rudyard Kipling was a writer whose star rose suddenly then fell slowly his repute now in such doubt that award winning writer Christopher Benfey was advised against trying to rehabilitate him Fortunately he did not heed that advice and this fascinating biography is the resultLiving in India in what he thought of as rather idyllic circumstances at age five Kipling was sent to England to be raised by a professional foster family The shock cut deep Kipling later spoke of it as a kind of imprisonment forcing him to reveal nothing of his treatment lest he be punished yet accepting it as children do as what was reuired Later his stories of lost boys like Mowgli in THE JUNGLE BOOK who was raised by wolves and the hero of CAPTAINS COURAGEOUS a rich boy forced to live like an ordinary sailor recall this sense of alienation and determination Both books were written while Kipling lived in the US reflecting perhaps his sense of freedom to tell finally the truth about his upbringingKipling came to the US with his wife American Carrie Balestier who he had married days after hearing of the death of her brother Wolcott with whom he had composed THE NAULAHKA a winding novel that melded imagery from India with a very American setting Possibly Kipling had been enad of Wolcott and courting his sister was the best expression of those feelings He and Carrie were in the midst of a storybook honeymoon when they learned that his bank had collapsed Financially desperate and with a baby on the way they found a haven in Vermont near Brattleboro eventually building a stately home named for that first novelBenfey the Andrew F Mellon Professor of English at Mount Holyoke College with a particular focus on the American Gilded Age has brought to light and deftly connected many lesser known facts about Kipling his contemporaries including Teddy Roosevelt and his secret longing to become a great American writer Forced to leave the US after about 10 years Kipling became an esteemed English literary voice but the American links lingered Interestingly his novel KIM conceived during his American sojourn became reuired reading for CIA agents during the Vietnam WarThough buried beside Tennyson and Chaucer Kipling s light dimmed in the new world era with works like The White Man s Burden making his name anathema Yet Benfey points out his greatest stories are still the basis for popular remakes And there is much to be discerned about the radical upheavals in current American culture from Kipling s complex American engagement which Benfey regards as a uest for a lost paradise Reviewed by Barbara Bamberger Scot. 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. ,

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I m not entirely surprised "to be the first person reviewing this book The subject after all is fairly esoteric "be the first person reviewing this book The subject after all is fairly esoteric is nowhere near as famous of an author as he should be considering how popular and beloved his stories were and are Just recently there s been another admittedly inferior Jungle Book remake on Netflix If Kipling s famous poem and the title of this book is uite possibly the most widely uoted one at graduations etc At one time and for many years Kipling was the best selling most popular author there was even becoming the youngest man to win Nobel Prize for literature and the first in English language And yetsadly the man s politically incorrect views and his outspokenness of them seem to have marred his reputation So that Kipling is often thought of as an unpopular imperialist with a Brainteaser Physics jingoistic streak instead ofust someone whose books you might have had the pleasure to be brought up on Sad indeed this sign of timesthe insistence of viewing people through the horridly inflexible self righteous prism of modern age instead of considering them as representatives of their times social status etc At any rate Kipling s life isn t very well known and this book aims to change that and triumphantly succeeds The author presents a measured unbiased portrait of a man whose life was fascinating and at times fraught with tragedy whose views were strong and often unfashionable and whose talent was undeniable and prodigious It has been said that Kipling was a modern Shakespeare of his time in a way he added words and idioms to the English language He hung out with luminaries of his day traveled wildly impressively so considering the times and led a storied and interesting life Certainly one worth reading about Though the author chooses to concentrate on Kipling s American years the book does a pretty good Collecting Shakespeare job of covering Kipling s entire life only skimping on the later years His American years really a decade in the late 1800s very significant because he was so happy and productive here finding a place of his own for his new family and him in Brattleboro Vermont Politics eventually made him leave and personal tragedy saw to it that he never returned but for a while he was very happy there setting out a goal for himself to become a proper American author to write the uintessential great American novel Which of course he did Or maybe even one upping that writing great novels of international resonance Some to delight children of all ages across the globe some oddly enough to be used as spy manuals in military conflicts The entire final chapter is devoted to the latter which is sad in a way because it isn t the association someone who grew up on Jungle Book and Just So Tales might wish to have Nevertheless it s certainly fascinating and definitely sobering to see the far reaching effects of literature on the world intended or not But then again it works very well within the context of the book because it doesn tust describe one literary life it talks about a variety of personal and professional connections thus giving the readers a terrific view of a Gilded Age of America where things that glittered weren t always gold and times were as challenging and turbulent racism nationalism immigration to mention The Phenomena and Diosemeia of Aratus just a few as they are today in a way speaking to the cyclical nature of the world and people s essential inability to learn from the past So you won tust learn of one man s life you ll learn of many you ll learn about the life of a country on a brink of a new era And for such a relatively slender volume this book offers tons of information and does so in a thoroughly engaging edifying entertaining way It s all you can ask for from nonfiction There are even photos This was a fairly random selection for me and somewhat outside of my normal reading fare I normally don t do biographies but now I m very glad to have found and read this book The author did a terrific ob of enlightening the world on its subject Kipling s life was ust as interesting as his books in a way though nowhere near as exciting and no talking uadrupeds either I learned a lot about Kipling and his times from this book and enjoyed it thoroughly I practically read it on one or two prolonged sittings which is pretty unputdownable for nonfiction I can only hope my glowing review might help this book finds its audience It certainly deserves one Read this book Read Kipling too You at least in spirit and at least in theory can never be too old for an armchair adventure Thanks Netgalley 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. 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 ust 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. The books pictures would lead one to "Believe There Were Great Stories Of RK "there were great stories of RK TR and Mark Twain There aren t This book is basically a collection of book reviews trying to tie what Kipling wrote to the events in his life Less than half the book takes place in the US Historical content is tangential to the what the author is trying to accomplish If I had known this I probably wouldn t have read it 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 Also how can you mention that Allen Dulles had a well thumbed copy of Kim at his death bed not elaborate on his ill
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schemes abroad the murder of Lumumba I m also surprised by the rosy depiction of President Cleveland 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 Vermont at the end of the 19th century and how it affected his writing and thinking He initially came to the US to interview Mark Twain for his column in a British India newspaper Twain was one of his literary heroes and he fell in love with the wilderness of the country and decided to stayHe wrote two of his masterpieces Kim and The Jungle Book at his isolated home in Vermont and was suddenly famous He eventually returned to England after a political decision made by the US which involved Britain soured him against the policies of the USMuch of life of Kipling in the US is not well known and the author attempts to clarify some of the effect that Kipling had on US attitudes and literary tastes I was rather disappointed at the uneven flow of the narrative and the author s sometimes apologetic tone when discussing Kipling s imperialism Apologies are unnecessary since Kipling lived in other times when the sun never set on the British Empire and his loyalties right or wrong were the norm His exciting and moving storiespoems are works of a brilliant and conflicted artist If you like Kipling you may want to read this bookif not a fan you may want to skip it Marry me Christopher Benfey I adore your books From The Great Wave to The Summer of Hummingbirds you synthesize American culture and history into a perfectly delineated whole And now be still my heart Rudyard Kipling during his American years This is a triumph of a book ranging as it does from Kipling s childhood years right up to the present day and the influence his works bore on Vietnam and subseuent imperial skirmishes 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 Captains Courageous and the Just So Stories among othersHighly recommended 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 ingoist 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 li. 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. ,
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