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Rudyard Kipling: The Complete Verse Paperback – 16 Mar 2006

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  • Paperback: 702 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie; Revised edition edition (16 Mar. 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856266699
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856266697
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 5.3 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,006,047 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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With an authoritative and energetic introduction by the late M.M.Kaye, author of The Pavillions and Shadow of the Moon, and James Fenwick’s meticulous revision and editing.

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Kipling's reputation as a jingoist and apologist for the British Empire is so tarnished that it may be impossible to reclaim, but it should be remembered that Tennyson thought him the only poet who mattered from the younger generation, while TS Eliot rated him enough to edit a selection of his poems. There's a difference between being an apologist and being a chronicler. Kipling was a great observer, and as such he gave voice to both the working class soldiers who did the dirty work of Empire and also to the many characters and aspects of India. He brought the realities of Empire, its truth and its pain, into smug and stuffy drawing rooms Back Home.

His poetry can't really be separated from his prose. Stories are often prefaced by poems and it's difficult to know which triggered the other. The poems are in an amazing variety of styles and metres and perhaps it's his facility which gives rise to this bluff image. However the very control gives the best poems, such as "Danny Deever", a force of ballad-like simp[licity which a more heart-on-sleeve poet could never achieve.

He lost both his children before their time - his daughter in childhood and his son during the First World War. Kipling felt an abiding sense of shame and remorse for being part of the generation that sent their children to their deaths, and his War Poems, for me, are both the best of his work and the best of their kind. Not only to their deaths, but also to their living hells when shell-shocked veterans returned to a shabby peace:

I have a dream - a dreadful dream -
A dream that is never done.
I watch a man go out of his mind
And he is My Mother's Son.
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If you need Kipling, this is it.

No frills.

Just 700 pages of everything Kipling.

Great price too, even when not discounted by Amazon.
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By Greg on 18 Jan. 2016
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Superb. Ignored by the modern (politically correct?) educational establishment in Britain who are ashamed of Kipling's typically modern identification with British imperialism. This is sad, as his poetry is wonderful - simple but emotive and wonderfully illustrative of the locations, times and people who lived in them. Highly recommended.
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I was new to Kipling but this is very accessible. All his poems are here along with a great introduction to the man. Well worth a look
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Excellent comprehensive book of Kipling's verse. Will be treasured.
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