Guest Classic Author. Rudyard Kipling. India, British Colonialism and childhood memories

Just Olga

Once again it’s Friday, and yes, guest author time. I bring you another classic today. I was debating bringing you another Romantic writer, when I suddenly thought of Kipling and I had to bring him here. Like with many of these classics his reputation has seen up and downs, both because of his style, his opinions and subject matter. As usual I’ll offer you a brief biography, one of his best known poems, ‘If’ and links to information and his works.

Rudyard Kipling in his study, about this year Rudyard Kipling in his study, about this year (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Biography:

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay (Mumbai today) on 30th December 1865. His father was an artist and teacher (taught sculpture) and he has talked about his memories of visiting the local markets with his sister Alice. Both he and Alice were sent to the UK in 1871, to live with a foster family, the Holloways…

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6 thoughts on “Guest Classic Author. Rudyard Kipling. India, British Colonialism and childhood memories

    • OLga, I am feeling sorry for myself – two lovely days out there and I’m wallowing in bed with some weird lurgy. Well not totally wallowing – am getting quite a bit of writing done – so can’t be that bad – huh? haha – sniff, snort, sneeze (I feel a poem coming on there)jx

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