Brazilian Sketches

  • Title: Brazilian Sketches
  • Author: Rudyard Kipling
  • ISBN: 9781911420026
  • Page: 455
  • Format: ebook
  • Brazilian Sketches A classic portrait of an unforgettable country from one of Britain s best loved writers Following a period of illness Rudyard Kipling followed his doctor s advice and took off with his wife on a lo
    A classic portrait of an unforgettable country from one of Britain s best loved writers Following a period of illness, Rudyard Kipling followed his doctor s advice and took off, with his wife, on a long sea voyage from Southampton to Brazil While in South America he wrote seven gripping travelogues, published to great acclaim by newspapers in London and the USA.As Brazil A classic portrait of an unforgettable country from one of Britain s best loved writers Following a period of illness, Rudyard Kipling followed his doctor s advice and took off, with his wife, on a long sea voyage from Southampton to Brazil While in South America he wrote seven gripping travelogues, published to great acclaim by newspapers in London and the USA.As Brazil hosts the Olympics, yet experiences intense political turmoil, this timely profile speaks of the history and character of this colourful nation From the street life of Rio to the epic sweep of the and the mangrove forests of the Pantanal, it is an extraordinary journey recorded by one of our greatest writers.Brazilian Sketches stands at the beginning of a grand tradition of travel writing, a forerunner to the works of Colin Thubron, Paul Theroux and Bruce Chatwin Its collected articles were never published in book form during Kipling s lifetime but were collected in one volume in 1940 by a New York publisher This is the first time they have been made available as a standalone ebook.

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    About Rudyard Kipling


    1. Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.Kipling s works of fiction include The Jungle Book 1894 , Kim 1901 , and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King 1888 His poems include Mandalay 1890 , Gunga Din 1890 , The Gods of the Copybook Headings 1919 , The White Man s Burden 1899 , and If 1910 He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story his children s books are classics of children s literature and one critic described his work as exhibiting a versatile and luminous narrative gift.Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries Henry James said Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius as distinct from fine intelligence that I have ever known In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world famous author Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer Kipling s death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, I ve just read that I am dead Don t forget to delete me from your list of subscribers.


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    1. When Rudyard Kipling became ill his doctor recommended he go on a trip to South America. So after a trip on a ship he arrived in Brazil. Rudyard then commenced to write about his experiences there, these were then published later as a series of letters to newspapers.The writing style, very matter-of-fact, reminded me a lot of Graham Greene's writing when travelling across Africa. He seems to have had a real good time, fascinated with everything he saw, from people, animals, trains and even facto [...]

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    2. The last two paragraphs contain an interesting thesis. I wish the author had presented and discussed it earlier.

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    3. I really enjoyed Brazilian Sketches, a short read consisting of seven letters originally published in an English newspaper during Kipling's stay in Brazil (in 1927, from what I'm not mistaken).I was lucky to have the opportunity to go to Brazil myself a few years ago, and so it was all the more interesting to read his accounts, having seen some of the places he talks about. It's not necessary of course to know the place - those vignettes of Rio, Sao Paulo and the coast, the mountains, are in the [...]

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    4. Brazilian Sketches is a quick read and a great glimpse into Brazil and Brazilian life as seen through Rudyard Kipling. As the Olympics near, this would be a great read to preface the visuals that will be recorded and shown to audiences around the world as they view their favorite sports.At the beginning of each section, Kipling provides a short poem to give a more artistic view of the section to follow.

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    5. I haven't read Kipling since Riki Tikki Tavi when I was a kid. I somewhat enjoyed the stories, but overall I felt it wasn't the style of Kipling I am familiar with and it left me feeling meh. And wanting to reread Riki Tikki Tavi.Full disclosure - I received a copy of the stories from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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    6. More than an account of places, the letters sent to US and UK publications during his voyage from Southampton to Brasil are stories of people. Most of them are accompanied by a long poem and bring to life special corners and local histories, intercalated with personal observations and nature descriptions. Disclaimer: Book offered by the publisher in exchange of an honest review

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    7. A wonderful collection of travelogues with poems linked to each piece. Short, but brilliantbooksmjb/2016/07/brazili

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