Writings on Writing by Rudyard KiplingWritings on Writing by Rudyard Kipling

Writings on Writing

byRudyard KiplingEditorSandra Kemp, Lisa Lewis

Paperback | June 11, 2009

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Though Kipling always denied any critical intent, his letters, speeches and stories are full of comments on writing and writers. This collection, including many previously unpublished private letters and papers, reveal a mind intensely concerned with questions of literary value. Kipling became an important spokesperson for segments of the reading public central to Britain's imperial expansion. He profoundly influenced English literary language and our perception of English national character. This book offers new access to and understanding of the private and public history of a still fiercely controversial writer.
Kipling, who as a novelist dramatized the ambivalence of the British colonial experience, was born of English parents in Bombay and as a child knew Hindustani better than English. He spent an unhappy period of exile from his parents (and the Indian heat) with a harsh aunt in England, followed by the public schooling that inspired his "...
Title:Writings on WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.55 inPublished:June 11, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521111757

ISBN - 13:9780521111751


Table of Contents

1. Portrait of the artist as a young man; 2. Aesthetics; 3. How to write: ingredients and methods; 4. History and contemporary culture; 5. The commerce of literature; 6. The writer and his critics; 7. Afterword; Notes; Index.