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The Books: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays, ‘A Man of Permanent Contradictions’, by Christopher Hitchens

On the essays shelf: Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays Time to move on from Mark Twain! It is with regret that I say Farewell! But we’re moving into another favorite of mine, Christopher Hitchens, a guy I miss … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India on December 30, 1865. “I woshipped Kipling at 13, loathed him at 17, enjoyed him at 20, despised him at 25, and now again rather admire him.” – George Orwell, 1936 Michael Schmidt, … Continue reading

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The Books: A Collection of Essays, ‘Rudyard Kipling’, by George Orwell

On the essays shelf: A Collection of Essays, by George Orwell “I woshipped Kipling at 13, loathed him at 17, enjoyed him at 20, despised him at 25, and now again rather admire him.” – George Orwell, 1936 I think … Continue reading

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Today in history: December 30, 1865

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Kipling

“I woshipped Kipling at 13, loathed him at 17, enjoyed him at 20, despised him at 25, and now again rather admire him.” — George Orwell, 1936

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Rikki Tikki Tavi, TV (1975)

Thanks to Melissa – in the comments to this post – I realized that Rikki Tikki Tavi, the cartoon I saw on television when i was 8 years old is on Youtube. It’s in three parts. I just watched it … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry” – Rudyard Kipling

Daily Book Excerpt: Poetry The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry, edited by Jahan Ramazani, Richard Ellmann, and Robert O’Clair The great Lucy Maud Montgomery wrote in her journal about Barrack-Room Ballads: “They are capital — full of virile … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, John Keats

Keats was born on this day in London, 1795. “Ode to Autumn” is perhaps my favorite of his – but today, for his birthday, I will post: “Ode on Melancholy”. And below the poem are a bunch of compiled quotes … Continue reading

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The Cycle

I worshipped Kipling at 13, loathed him at 17, enjoyed him at 20, despised him at 25, and now again rather admire him. — George Orwell, 1936

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Kipling

“If I knew Ireland as well as Kipling seems to know India, I fancy I could write something good.” – James Joyce, 1907. “Dubliners” was finally published in 1914.

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