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Rudyard Kipling

Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yərd; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He was born in India, which inspired much of his work.

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 seen as an innovator in the art of the short story. His children's books are classics; one critic noted "a versatile and luminous narrative gift."

Kipling in the late 19th and early 20th centuries was among the United Kingdom's most popular writers. 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, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, as the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and at 41, its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded for the British Poet Laureateship and several times for a knighthood, but declined both. Following his death in 1936, his ashes were interred at Poets' Corner, part of the South Transept of Westminster Abbey.

Kipling's subsequent reputation has changed with the political and social climate of the age. The contrasting views of him continued for much of the 20th century. George Orwell saw Kipling as "a jingo imperialist," who was "morally insensitive and aesthetically disgusting." Literary critic Douglas Kerr wrote: "[Kipling] is still an author who can inspire passionate disagreement and his place in literary and cultural history is far from settled. But as the age of the European empires recedes, he is recognised as an incomparable, if controversial, interpreter of how empire was experienced. That, and an increasing recognition of his extraordinary narrative gifts, make him a force to be reckoned with."

Birth and Death Data: Born December 30th, 1865 (Mumbai), Died London

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1900 - 1935

Roles Represented in DAHR: author, composer

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Berliner 0988 7-in. 2/17/1900 On the road to Mandalay Arthur Collins Male vocal solo author  
Berliner 01020 7-in. Feb. 1900 The absent minded beggar S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]4 7-in. 6/28/1900 Fuzzy-Wuzzy George Broderick Recitation author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]5 7-in. 6/28/1900 On the road to Mandalay George Broderick Recitation author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]6 7-in. 6/28/1900 Danny Deever George Broderick Recitation author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]81 7-in. 6/9/1900 The absent-minded beggar George Broderick Male vocal solo author  
Victor [Pre-matrix A-]199 7-in. 9/15/1900 The absent-minded beggar S. H. Dudley Male vocal solo author  
Victor A-679 7-in. 11/9/1903 Danny Deever George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-679 10-in. 11/9/1903 Danny Deever George Alexander Male vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor B-782 10-in. 12/4/1903 Danny Deever Edward Brigham Recitation author  
Victor B-4586 10-in. 6/13/1907 Mother o' mine Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-6199 12-in. 5/18/1908 Mother o' mine Emilio de Gogorza Baritone vocal solo, with piano author  
Victor CVE-7021 12-in. 4/20/1927 Danny Deever Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-7021 12-in. 4/29/1909 Danny Deever Reinald Werrenrath Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-8160 10-in. 8/19/1909 Gunga Din Edgar L. Davenport Recitation author  
Victor B-9458 10-in. 9/16/1910 Rolling down to Rio Albert G. Janpolski Baritone vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-9520 10-in. 10/5/1910 Rolling down to Rio Herbert Witherspoon Bass vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor C-9569 12-in. 10/21/1910 Gunga Din Clifton Crawford Recitation, with orchestra author  
Victor B-10220 10-in. 4/24/1911 The vampire Robert C. Hilliard Recitation author  
Victor B-10703 10-in. 7/11/1911 The last leaf Frank Burbeck Recitation author  
Victor B-11278 10-in. 11/27/1911 Danny Deever Percy Hemus Male vocal solo author  
Victor C-11278 12-in. 2/14/1913 Danny Deever Percy Hemus Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-11677 10-in. 3/6/1912 On the road to Mandalay Earl Cartwright Male vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13034 10-in. 3/28/1913 Mother o' mine John McCormack Tenor vocal solo, with orchestra author  
Victor B-13582 10-in. 7/16/1913 If Harry E. Humphrey Recitation author  
(Results 1-25 of 120 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Kipling, Rudyard," accessed October 27, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102514.

Kipling, Rudyard. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved October 27, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/102514.

"Kipling, Rudyard." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 27 October 2020.

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