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"Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." - Henry James
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Kipling, Rudyard. A favorite between the ages of 10 and 15, and thereafter. Read complete works between 14 and 15. Nobody takes his utilitarian moralism seriously. A genius.
The Jungle Book. Incomparable prose artistry. The supreme masterpiece of 19th-century literature. - Nabokov
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The actual quotation, as far as I can find - Kipling, Rudyard. A favorite between the ages of 8 and 14. Essentially a writer for very young people. Romantic in the large sense.
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Read Plain Tales. You'll understand.
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I'm trying to explore more poetry so I'm going to check out one of his collections from my library
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