The popular winter reading series returns! Stop in and select a book or two from the display in the Athenæum Reading Room and come to the discussions on the above dates listed. Everyone is welcome.
Many of his works were deeply controversial, such as The White Man’s Burden, which is considered racist and imperialistic. T.S. Eliot said Kipling was, “a writer impossible wholly to understand and quite impossible to belittle.” George Orwell thought him, “morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting,” yet a voice to be heard for its sense of responsibility.
How are Kipling’s works perceived now, a century after they were written?
2017 Reading List
January 9 Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)
February 13 Edna Ferber (1885-1968)
March 13 Sinclair Lewis (1885-1951)
April 10 E.M. Delafield (1890-1943)
May 8 James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851)