Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:06 PM
eppur_se_muova (26,060 posts)
Lost Rudyard Kipling poems published (BBC)
More than 50 unpublished poems by Rudyard Kipling have been discovered by a US scholar.
Thomas Pinney found the manuscripts in a number of places including a Manhattan House that was being renovated and among the papers of a former head of the Cunard Line.
Pinney described it as a "tremendously exciting time for scholars and fans".
The poems will be published alongside 1,300 others in the first ever complete edition of Kipling's verse on 7 March.
The newly discovered poems include several from World War I, including one titled Never Again In Any Port, as well as notes from a journal the writer kept on a tour of the war graves of Belgium and France in 1924.
For those who think Kipling was exclusively an imperial apologist:
And, of course,
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Tue Feb 26, 2013, 07:14 PM
annabanana (50,673 posts)
2. I am a fan.
The quality of the writing makes me regard his prejudices in an historical perspective.
He was who he was;
He lived where and when he lived.
His descriptive prose is spectacular.
Read "Letting in the Jungle" and the poem "Mowgli's Song Against People"