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Thread #94336 Message #1828136
Posted By: Haruo
06-Sep-06 - 02:11 AM
Thread Name: Common poems set to music
Subject: RE: Common poems set to music
Kipling actually began his children's-fiction-writing career (Mowgli, Jungle Book etc.) in Vermont (where his wife was from) while living in a house they called Naulakha just north of Brattleboro, within an easy stroll of SIT where I taught Esperanto this past July. The house is now the property of the British Land Trust or whatever it's called, sort of like National Parks, and is run as a vacation rental.
So Kipling was not merely well known in America, but was almost an American, just as he was almost British and almost Indian.
FWIW; a bit thread-drifty.