Undiscovered poetry

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/25/rudyard-kipling-poems-discovered

 “I think, personally, it’s because his poems are very simple. They are about simple situations, and perhaps for that reason scholars have steered clear a little. Perhaps they speak more clearly to the ordinary reader for that reason. And of course the imperial issue does make things more difficult. [But] he is one of the nation’s greatest poets … ‘If’ is one of the most popular poems in the English language, [and] this edition shows that he wrote much else to entertain, engage and challenge readers.”

Linda Bree, arts and literature editorial director at Cambridge University Press

 

 

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