Tuesday, November 7, 2006

Rudyard Kipling

We've just heard Rod Blagojevich quoting Rudyard Kipling's famous poem, "If." With apologies to Kipling, here's a version revised for the current circumstances... --Claudia Rosett, If...Kipling Had Met Blagojevich, The Rosett Report, December 19th, 2008 11:32 pm (via Eugene Volokh at The Volokh Conspiracy)

Recommended reading:
by Rudyard Kipling at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

Rudyard Kipling, too, has the perfect sort of prose for what he does. From Kim to The Just So Stories to The Jungle Book, he paints the strange new world of India in strange new Indian words—none of them quite refined, but all of them given exactly enough context that the child reader can feel the satisfaction of puzzling them out. --Joseph Bottum, Children’s Books, Lost and Found, First Things, December 2008

Kipling's New England home a 'precious jewel' by Joyce Saenz Harris, The Dallas Morning News, on Naulakha

At last, Kipling is saved from the ravages of political correctness, by Andrew Roberts, The Telegraph, May 13, 2003

Rudyard Kipling & the god of things as they are, by John Derbyshire, The New Criterion, March 2000

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