Kipling e Kim

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Autore e riassunto dell'opera KIm ( in inglese) (0 pagine formato doc)

Kipling was born in British India in a versatile family: his mother was a woman full of life and his father was an archaeologist and a scholar.
As was the custom among British in India he together with his sister were taken to England to be cared for by a couple who looked after children with a British nationality, times reminded with sadness and bitterness as in Baa, Baa, Black Sheep(1888). Later working as a journalist and travelling he published a collection of stories and several works, preferring always short stories to novels, except for Kim: Departmental Ditties, Plain Tales from the Hill, Wee Willie Winkie, The Light that Failed. In 1892 he married Carrie Balestier and they settled in USA, where he published The jungle books re-proposing the genre of the beast-fable in a modern version.
In 1907 he was the first Englishman to receive the Nobel Prize for literature, and during WWI he worked as a correspondent. His last work, an autobiography, was publish posthumously.  

While some writers as Conrad recognized the abuse of power from the Empire, Kipling portrayed it with admiration and  in 1898, celebrating the American conquest of the Philippines, he wrote a poem, The White man’s burden, where he claimed the superiority of white people and their duty to impose their way of life, their institutions and laws everywhere.
  Kipling, born in India and grown up in England, felt a condition of unease during all his life