Unlike his contemporaries Virginia Woolf and Henry James, Kipling always denied he was a critic. But his letters, speeches, and stories are full of comments on writing and writers. This collection, including many formerly unpublished private letters and papers, details Kipling's response to the commercialisation of literature and the emerging role of the writer as celebrity in the turbulent literary world of the 1890s and beyond. They reveal a mind intensely concerned with questions of literary value, with language and ...

Writings on Writing 2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521111751

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Writings on Writing 1996, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521445276