July 26th, 2012


We are grateful to Open Culture for drawing our attention to this rare film of Rudyard Kipling. From 1933, it shows the 67-year-old author giving a speech to the Royal Society of Literature (and guests from the Canadian Authors’ Association) at Claridge’s. “We who use words enjoy a peculiar privilege over our fellows,” observes the voice of the (already-fading) British Empire.

Reblogged from The Paris Review
May 13th, 2012

Mother o’ Mine


Rudyard Kipling (1891)

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If I were hanged on the highest hill,
   Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine
I know whose love would follow me still,
   Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were drowned in the deepest sea,
   Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine
I know whose tears would come down to me,
   Mother o’ mine, O mother o’ mine!

If I were damned of body and soul,
I know whose prayers would make me whole,
   Mother o’ mine, 0 mother o’ mine!
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March 30th, 2012

Please skip over Andrew Sullivan in your Timeline, guys. You really will want to. Trust me.


The Atlantic Facebook Timeline: 1857-Present

We just launched our timeline featuring selections from our archives dating back to 1857. Read works by Mark Twain, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bertrand Russell, Jane Addams, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Woodrow Wilson, H.G. Wells, David Foster Wallace, James Fallows, Arthur Schlesinger, and more.

Reblogged from The Atlantic


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