Preface Thomas Pinney; 100 poems; Sources; Index of titles; Index of first lines.
Presents a selection of the best poems of Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936), including many uncollected and previously unpublished poems.
Thomas Pinney is Professor of English Emeritus at Pomona College, Claremont, California.
"A new three-volume edition of Kipling's poetry, meticulously
edited by Thomas Pinney, is a major literary event, and an occasion
to take a fresh look at Kipling's still controversial achievement
... The result is a general impression of seeing Kipling whole,
with an opportunity to revisit and to revise previous assumptions
about the man and his art."
The New Republic
"Thomas Pinney, who edited the massive three-volume edition of Kipling's poems published last spring, wants this selection to knock readers from their slumbers."
The New York Times Book Review