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Rudyard Kipling : hell and heroism

Author: William B Dillingham
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Rudyard Kipling: Hell and Heroism is an exploration of two fundamental yet greatly neglected aspects of the author's life and writings: his deep-seated pessimism and his complex creed of heroism. The method of the book is both biographical and critical. Biographically, it traces the roots of Kipling's dark worldview and his search for something to believe in, a way of thinking and acting in defiance of life's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Rudyard Kipling; Rudyard Kipling; Rudyard Kipling; Rudyard Kipling
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William B Dillingham
ISBN: 1403969973 9781403969972
OCLC Number: 57422746
Description: xi, 383 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Within the city of dreadful night --
The city of dreadful night within --
The immortal woe of life: bereavement --
Children of the zodiac: The Jungle Book and Captains Courageous --
Children of the zodiac: Stalky & Co. and Kim --
"This secret society business."
Responsibility: William B. Dillingham.
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"Rudyard Kipling: Hell and Heroism is an exploration of two fundamental yet greatly neglected aspects of the author's life and writings: his deep-seated pessimism and his complex creed of heroism. The method of the book is both biographical and critical. Biographically, it traces the roots of Kipling's dark worldview and his search for something to believe in, a way of thinking and acting in defiance of life's hellishness."--Jacket.

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