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Written as professors write, too much detail to drudge through However the well researched details were worth the slow read What a fascinating childhood of intellect, abandonment, raw talent and insight I feel in love with Rud. A full and detailed study of Kipling as Ricketts is himself a poet this adds to his undrstanding I think I thought it was a fair recount of the author s life. Excellent general biography Covers his entire life, includes much of his poetry Properly places him in his period without being overly judgmental, lets the subject speak for himself The author also declines to create speculation about Kiplings life and writing, and its meaning Rather Kiplings writing is reflected in the context of his upbringing This is spot on, as Kipling, love him or hate him was a product of his experience and times, while creating much writing that was a precursor of mo Excellent general biography Covers his entire life, includes much of his poetry Properly places him in his period without being overly judgmental, lets the subject speak for himself The author also declines to create speculation about Kiplings life and writing, and its meaning Rather Kiplings writing is reflected in the context of his upbringing This is spot on, as Kipling, love him or hate him was a product of his experience and times, while creating much writing that was a precursor of modern form After all Kipling believed it was up to the reader to take from each story meaning, so it is for the reader of this book Well written and insightful Kipling was a complicated man who wanted to believe in ideologies even while for much of his life he was too smart and experienced to do so Worth reading. Good balanced life of Kipling His creative genius has been downplayed in recent years. .Book ♱ Rudyard Kipling: A Life ♾ By the time he was thirty, Rudyard Kipling was scaling the heights of literary fame with his Jungle Books and tales of India, but when he died in , at seventy one, he was widely ignored if not denigrated by the lions of literary fashion By then he had lived long with contradictionBoth a devoted son and angry child, abandoned by his parents to guardians at the age of five on the one hand a disciple of the aesthete Ruskin and on the other a philistine sahib at once a gentle father and belligerent husband a spokesman for empire but also the laureate of the common man embodied an ambivalence he could not embrace His status as an outsider set him at odds as much with the conflicting cultures of imperial India as with the coteries of literary London yet he yearned to belong Despite his fame, he was continually beset by self doubt and driven by uncertain, oddly directed passions A restless wanderer, he ultimately settled in Sussex, only to have his world tumble into ruins with the death of his son in World War IIn this absorbing reinterpretation of Kipling and his work, biographer Harry Ricketts brings his subject vibrantly alive in a world that both inspired and betrayed his imaginative genius So far, MUCH better than any of the other biographies of him I ve found. A total snore Correctly written and accurate in every detail it quotes passages without making them relevant to the Kipling revealed in his writing Sad tale of a brilliant author who by the time he was 35 was the most celebrated author in the English language Unfortunately, his fall from the peak was almost as fast as his rise to the top.