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Kipling: The Complete Verse

by Rudyard Kipling

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This volume of 845 pages contains most of the poetical output of Rudyard Kipling. Many of his poems could be described as 'Jingoistic' and rightly so,but nevertheless they are still undoubtedly poems that still move the reader today. Even though the events leading to the composition of many of these pieces are long forgotten,still such poems as 'Boots' and 'The 'Eathen' will be well remembered. I love the poems ' The Glory of the Garden ' and 'Gunga Din'. Some,including this last maybe considered not to be politically correct in this day-and-age,but if read carefully,they will be seen to be full of respect for native troops ect.
Many will deride what is probably Kipling's most well-known piece 'IF----',but again if you read it carefully and take in his words,you will not go very far wrong,I believe. "If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And-which is more-you'll be a man,my son! ( )
1 vote devenish | Sep 27, 2011 |
While not everything he wrote was great --- sometimes he reminds me of Beerbohm's cartoon of Kipling on the town with his girl Britannia -- there is enough funny, moving and beautiful stuff in here to last me a lifetime. ( )
  antiquary | Jan 12, 2009 |
Magnificient, much underrated poet ( )
  schmidpe | Dec 9, 2008 |
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Men make them fires on the hearth
Each under his roof-tree,
And the Four Winds that rule the earth
They blow the smokes to me.
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definitive edition; autographed by Graham Greene; TOC annotated by Graham Greene; "Secret" stamped at rear
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 038526089X, Paperback)

Witty, profound, wildly funny, acerbic and occasionally savage, Rudyard Kipling's poems continue to delight readers of all ages.  Included are both the familiar favorites and Kipling's lesser-known works.  This is the only complete collection of Kipling's poems available in paperback.

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POETRY & POETS: FROM C 1900 -. This is a fully revised and meticulously researched edition of "Kipling's Complete Work" with an authoritative introduction from M.M. Kaye. When Kipling died in 1936 he was considered second to none as a poet. Years before, Tennyson had described 'young Kipling' as the 'only one with divine fire'; but in fact Kipling died in relative anonymity, his death overshadowed by that of George V and his reputation dented by a Britain that saw him as outdated and imperialist. Kipling's poetry throughout the 756 pages of this edition captivates the reader, as varied as it is beautiful, bringing us characters such as Gunga Din, Judy O'Grady and the Colonel's Lady who have become enshrined in literature. Very often the most powerful and evocative poems are the most personal and humane; together they form a compelling and deeply moving portrait of this poet.… (more)

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