The Man Who Would Be Kipling - The Colonial Fiction and the Frontiers of Exile

by A. Hagiioannu
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A. Hagiioannu The Man Who Would Be Kipling - The Colonial Fiction and the Frontiers of Exile
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This study places Kipling's fiction in its original cultural, intellectual and historical contexts, exploring the impact of India, America, South Africa and Edwardian England on his imperialist narratives. Drawing on manuscripts, journalism and unpublished writings, Hagiioannu uncovers the historical significance and hidden meanings of a broad range of Kipling's stories, extending the discussion from the best-known works to a number of less familiar tales. Through a combination of close textual analysis and lively historical coverage, The Man Who Would Be Kipling suggests that Kipling's political ideas and narrative modes are more subtly connected with lived experience and issues of cultural environment than critics have formerly recognized.


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Illustrations Note:
IX, 222 p.
Table of Contents:
Acknowledgements Preface PART 1: INDIA - WRITING UNDER WESTERN EYES The Sentence for Mutiny: 'In the Year '57', Plain Tales from the Hills, and the Rhetoric of the Punjab Borderline Fictions and Fantasies: The Man Who Would Be King, The City of Dreadful Night, and other Allahabad Writings PART 2: AMERICA - OUT OF EMPIRE Moonlighting in Vermont: The Day's Work, US Imperialism, and the Politics of Wall Street Mowgli's Feral Campaign: The Jungle Books and the Americanization of Empire PART 3: SOUTH AFRICA AND SUSSEX - AN ESTRANGED HOMECOMING By Equal War made One: The Scramble for Social Order in The Five Nations Strange Deaths in Liberal England: Traffics and Discoveries, Media War, and the Machineries of Social Change Kipling's Tory Anarchy: Puck of Pook's Hill and the Politics of Misrule Conclusion: The Edge of Evening Notes Bibliography Index
Media Type:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Biography Artist:
ANDREW HAGIIOANNU is a Lecturer in English and American studies. He teaches with the Open University, and has published on Kipling and related topics in The Review of English Studies and Essays in Criticism.

'The author has clearly carried out extensive research into the uncollected and rarely collected material as well as the standard works, and...has had...the opportunity to examine the works in Kipling's library...this is a thought-provoking piece of work, and not something to be skipped through lightly.' - David Page, Editor, Kipling Journal

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Product Type:
Hardback book
Release date:
4 November 2003
Package Dimensions:
0.222 x 0.138 x 0.017 m; 0.39 kg
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