The Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses

The Barrack Room Ballads and Other Verses Joseph Rudyard Kipling December January was an English author and poet He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are enduring classics of c

  • Title: The Barrack-Room Ballads and Other Verses
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9781588277503
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Joseph Rudyard Kipling 30 December 1865 18 January 1936 was an English author and poet He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are enduring classics of children s literature and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and veJoseph Rudyard Kipling 30 December 1865 18 January 1936 was an English author and poet He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are enduring classics of children s literature and his best works speak to a versatile and luminous narrative gift Kipling was one of the most popular writers in English, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries In 1907, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and to date he remains its youngest recipient.

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    1. Paul Bryant

      Rudyard Kipling is, I think, someone we think we should like only at arm’s length, through filters, with a snowstorm of disclaimers attached, using every if and but and apologising in advance with bells & whistles & hooters that yes he had some unacceptable opinions and used at least one unacceptable word fairly frequently, he was a man of his times, but, he was still, if you can squint your eyes, and in a certain light, and with the wind in the right direction, be considered a great p [...]

    2. Gela Tevzadze

      Probably the most impressive collection of poems glorifying (sometimes rightfully, sometimes not quite so) the colonial policy and foreign troops. Most likely, quite a few political/military figures escaped the historical obscurity only because of their place in Kipling's ballads.

    3. Christopher

      Kipling should be mandatory reading for anyone deploying to Afghanistan. Some absolutely wonderful martial verse in this short collection from the late 19th Century.

    4. Bill

      There's some fun in here for sure, but I got a bit bogged down in the classical references and rapidly tired of the martial themes. 'course Kipling is all about martial themes so go figure.

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