A landmark work of literary biography, richly researched, this book was described by C P Snow as 'a Masterwork' and by Paul Theroux as 'superb'. Kipling's writing documented the UK's cultural transition from Victorian Empire to the modern European state. A dazzling and comprehensive portrait of one of Britain's favourite authors. AUTHBIO: Angus Wilson was one of Britain's most respected twentieth century novelists. His razor-sharp and savagely witty examinations of British manners, characters and social conflicts resonate with a wide readership. He was born in 1913 in Surrey, and went on to work for a variety of organisations including the intelligence services at Bletchley and the British Library before publishing his first book to great acclaim in 1949. He founded the world-famous Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia with Malcolm Bradbury in the late 1960s, and became Chair of the Arts Council's Literature Panel and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He was also one of Britain's first openly gay writers, tackling the subject in his writing well before the liberalisation laws of 1967. He was knighted for services to literature in 1980.
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In this study of Kipling's work, the author analyzes the forces that determined the emergence and durability of his writings. Angus Wilson's examination covers all periods of Kipling's life from childhood to his death.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 1979. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140051228