Ideas of Kipling

Date: Sat, 24 Feb 1996 16:39:10 -0600 (CST) From: Steve Gunter <>


May I ask for any ideas you may have on Kipling's famous "Copybook Gods"-in regard to its proper interpretation-who has the best commentary so that I might introduce the poem to my seniors and sophomores?

Steve Gunter
Bentonville, AR 72712
Keep On Thinking Free!

Date: Tue, 27 Feb 1996 15:07:14 EST
From: Charley Shively, (617) 287-5727, 661-7534 <>

By far the most incisive interpretation of Kipling appears in Bridget Brophy's FIFTY BOOKS WE CAN DO WITHOUT. (She excludes the Bible because it is a tgranslation.)

Date: Wed, 28 Feb 96 22:54:33 EST
From: chris suggs <JCSJJ%CUNYVM@UICVM.UIC.EDU>

My favorite is George Orwell's essay on Kipling. His explanation of the difference between verse (Kipling) and poetry (take your pick) is dead on.

Jon-Christian Suggs
Professor, English
John Jay College/CUNY
New York, New York 10019

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