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Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling's résumé

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was baptized Joseph according to a family tradition, but the name was never used, and Rudyard after a river in Steffordshire where his parents, John Lockwood Kipling teacher at an art school in Bombay and later museum director, and Alice Macdonald became engaged. To learn the English traditions, the parents sent their son to a home in Southsea, and later foster parents took him in. He went to Devonshire Cadet School and returned to his parents in Lahore in '82. There he began to work for a newspaper office. During this time he wrote numerous short stories in which he portrayed the difficulties of the British in India in a funny way. In Lahore he also became a member of the Freemasons, which he later mentions in many works. In 1889 he returned to London, where he was accepted into numerous renowned clubs and met Caroline Balastier, whom he later married. The couple went to America, where their two daughters Josephine and Elsie were born. Kipling wrote some children's books for them. His most famous work from this period is "The Jungle Book." After a family quarrel with his wife's family, they returned to London. There he wrote other books and above all criticized the arrogance of the British Empire. His poem "The White Man’s Burden" became synonymous with imperialism. Kipling traveled a lot to Africa, including during the Boer War. In 1907 he was the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. His most famous work "Kim" describes the story of an Irish boy who grew up alone as a native in India. His son was reported missing at the Battle of Loos and was later pronounced dead. Kipling never got over it and has suffered from stomach ulcers ever since. He was very committed to caring for war graves. Kipling had long warned against the German Reich. His trademark on his books has always been the swastika, even before the turn of the century. After the National Socialists claim this symbol for themselves, Kipling renounces the use of it. In 1936, Rudyard Kipling died of hemorrhage.

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