Kim



Kim Is Set In An Imperialistic World A World Strikingly Masculine, Dominated By Travel, Trade And Adventure, A World In Which There Is No Question Of The Division Between White And Non White.Two Men A Boy Who Grows Into Early Manhood And An Old Ascetic Priest, The Lama Are At The Center Of The Novel A Quest Faces Them Both Born In India, Kim Is Nevertheless White, A Sahib While He Wants To Play The Great Game Of Imperialism, He Is Also Spiritually Bound To The Lama His Aim, As He Moves Chameleon Like Through The Two Cultures, Is To Reconcile These Opposing Strands, While The Lama Searches For Redemption From The Wheel Of Life A Celebration Of Their Friendship In A Beautiful But Often Hostile Environment, Kim Captures The Opulence Of India S Exotic Landscape, Overlaid By The Uneasy Presence Of The British Raj.Kim

Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short story writer, poet, and novelist.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 regarded as a major innovator in

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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • Kim
  • Rudyard Kipling
  • Romanian
  • 12 February 2017

10 thoughts on “Kim

  1. says:

    Kim , 13, a lonely, British orphan boy, born in India, his widowed father, was in Queen Victoria s army, but he died, a hopeless, pathetic, drunk Kim s full name is Kimball O Hara, the poorest of the poor, who lives mostly, in the slum streets of Lahore, the Punjab now part of Pakistan Sometimes the child, stays with an old Indian woman, addicted to opium, naturally, he prefers the outside, begging for money, trying to stay alive and surviving, day to day Later meeting a strange Lama, from faraway Tibet, while playing with his friends, in front of a museum, the monk is seeking information, about The River of The Arrow , legend has it, that Buddha himself, shot an arrow in the sky, and when it landed, a river appeared miraculously Anyone who bathes in the water, will have all his sins removed, and become pure again, the problem, nobody knows where this stream, is located Kim decides impulsively, to follow Teshoo Lama, the monk in the Search , becomes his disciple, in reality Wanting to have fun, and exciting adventures., also, Kim is tired of the city But first his friend, the mysterious Afghan horse trader, Mahbub Ali, who works for the British, as a secret agent Has a message for Kim, to deliverer a dangerous mission to Colonel Creighton, head of the British spy agency and get well paid too War will occur in the north, as it always does, here, instigated by the Russians Travelling by train, they encoun...

  2. says:

    IL RAGAZZO CHE NON VOLLE FARSI RE Errol Flynn nella parte del pashtun mercante di cavalli e un giovanissimo Dean Stockwell nella parte del protagonista Kim nel film di Victor Saville del 1950.Romanzo per ragazzi, e per adulti Lettura per tutti.Romanzo picaresco, quindi d avventura, di viaggio Ma anche romanzo di spionaggio, racconto mistico, d iniziazione Romanzo intriso di speranza, di fiducia nella possibilit , un inno alla gioia gioia leggerlo e gioia quella che comunica e trasmette.Il suo nome completo Kimball O Hara l orfano di un sergente irlandese che ha sposato in India la governante della famiglia di un colonnello inglese, sua madre, morta di colera il padre comincia a vivere come un vagabondo, dedito all oppio, e muore giovane Kim viene cresciuto da una donna indiana.Questa donna gli ha cucito un porta amuleti che Kim tiene addosso, nel quale conserva i tre documenti che lo riconoscono di razza bianca, incluso un certificato massonico proprio tramite questo viene riconosciuto e cattu...

  3. says:

    Although somewhat drowned in Orientalist ideals and British colonialism, Kim is an exciting tale of espionage and adventure for kids of all ages 9 to 99 It is an exciting read I just with that Kipling had been a little less bigoted towards the Empire Nonetheless, probably the peak of h...

  4. says:

    The best work of Rudyard Kipling In it, he explored many of his childhood memories of India, and it is generally considered to be his most successful full length novel.

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    Kim served as inspiration for my novel The Game , the seventh entry in the Mary Russell series Feel free to come and join in the discussion, even if you come across this after December has passed the discussion will remain open indefinitely for new thoughts and comments Click for information about the Virtual Book ClubOh, this is such a wonderful book Coming of age tale and historical treatise spy thriller and travel narrative rousing adventure coupled with a sleek and subtle tale of the meeting of ancient traditions and all of it told in a rotund and glorious English that would make Shakespeare feel right at home Read it aloud He sat, in defiance of municipal orders, astride the gun Zam Zammah The short patter of a two word phrase when used to open a book it is a vigorous and active statement, not some paired monosyllable made feeble by surrounding text The phrase, tucked apart by the comma, is followed by the perfect juxtaposition of defiance and municipal orders the mind s eye is immediately shown a small brown urchin facing down the cumbersome, pale, foreign tools of white authority Then comes the drawn out adverb astride a mere eight words into the story, and we receive our first intimation that this creature who sits will turn out to straddle much than the barrel of a big gun And then the personificat...

  6. says:

    There is no sin so great as ignorance Remember this Rudyard Kipling, KimThis is one of those novels that I read and instantly regreted not reading earlier when I was a boy I was able, however, to experience reading this with my two kids one boy 12 one girl 11 It was perfect I wandered into it expecting a well written, or less Empire centric Colonial novel It was way than that I get the whole Postcolonial Lit thing, but I m not ready to abandon Kim to this debate or even the Colonial designation It is so much It is an bildungsroman, an adventure story, a wild vibration of the whole of India North and South, mountains and plains, rich and poor, rivers and roads, believer and unbeliever I was a tad worried at first that the specificity of the place and time would throw off my kids , but it was like driving through a country bazar in a foreign country They didn t understand every sign or shout, but were transported by the smells, the ...

  7. says:

    This coming of age tale had a lot of charm in many spots, but too often was a bit slow for my tastes Kim O Hara is a 12 year old orphan in Lahore in the 1850 s, child of an Irish soldier and Indian mother Despite the loss of both parents he thrives well as a street urchin, always finding a way to make himself useful to community members or to engage sympathy from strangers and thus able to earn or beg his daily keep His life opens up when he assists a Tibetan lama on a pilgrimage and joins him on the road, pretending to be a disciple He carries a coded message for an itinerant Afghan Pashtun horse trader, which turns out to serve the British secret service in their campaign against insurgents against their colonial rule He already knows several languages and is a master of disguise and escape, skills which the British develop through mentoring by others in the secret network along his travels At one point he is sent to a Catholic school for British kids, but he gets away for long holidays and further adventures in the freedom of the road Kipling was a jingoistic true believer in the rightness of British imperialism Yet he clearly loved India and its diversity of peoples and respects their cultural differences But he sees ...

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    You know those books that you know from the very first page, you re going to love it this wasn t that You know those other books that start out slow and it takes you awhile, but soon you find yourself hooked Nope, this was not one of those either In fact, I made it through the entire book without every really feeling invested in any way, shape or form I persevered only because I started it a few months ago and gave it up, then restarted it, convinced I d get through it It s one of Kipling s most lauded books and it s on a million must read lists and there s got to be something else there But in the end it just didn t work for me A young Irish boy, Kim, is orphaned in India during the 19th century He becomes a disciple of a Tibetan Lama, Teshoo Lama, and travels with him on his quest Eventually a British regiment takes him under their wing and enrolls him in an English scho...

  9. says:

    While it is one of the most beautiful tales of friendship I have ever read, Kim is much Rudyard Kipling created in Kim a novel in the mold of the classic heroic journey that has a pedigree reaching back to Gilgamesh and the Odyssey With Kim, a young white boy, sahib, at it s center and his friend and mentor the Lama, we see the world of India in the nineteenth century as it is ruled by Great Britain The story unfolds against the backdrop of The Great Game, the political conflict between Russia and Britain in Central Asia It is set after the Second Afghan War which ended in 1881, but before the Third The novel is notable for its detailed portrait of the people, culture, and varied religions of India While Kim is often categorized as a children s novel it has much to offer adult readers not unlike other children s books like Huckleberry Finn Kipling raises questions of identity Who is Kim , culture, spirituality and the nature of fate Most of all he depicts the growth of a young man through his quest to find his destiny and the bond that de...

  10. says:

    Single Quote Review It was all there in Kipling, barring the epilogue of the Indian inheritance A journey to India was not really necessary No writer was honest or accurate no writer was revealing of himself and his society He has left us Anglo India to people these relics of the Raj we have only to read him We find a people conscious of their roles, conscious of their power and separateness, yet at the same time fearful of expressing their delight at their situation they...

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