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R416 Winter 2019 Poet of the Empire: The Life and Work of Rudyard Kipling

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R416 Winter 2019 Poet of the Empire: The Life and Work of Rudyard Kipling
Tuesdays, 2:15–3:40, Jan. 22–Jan. 29
Two sessions
Instructor: Jim Dunphy

Rudyard Kipling has been called “The Poet of the Empire.” He was raised in Imperial India, and many of his stories and poems reflect this upbringing. He is also famous for providing voice to Tommy Atkins, the common soldier of Victorian England. He is, in the 21st century, a highly controversial figure based on the racism and imperialism that flows through his work. In this class, we will look at his life and work, reviewing his stories and novels and reading from some of his most famous poems.
Jim Dunphy has taught a number of classes at OLLI. As a child in Brooklyn, NY, he was brought up not only on the music of Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Leadbelly, but on the poems of Barrack-Room Ballads.
 

Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Tue

Location
United Christian Parish

Instructor
Jim Dunphy 

Class Fee: 

$0.00


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/22/2019 - 1/29/2019 Weekly - Tue 2:15 PM - 3:40 PM Reston, United Christian Parish  Map Jim Dunphy 

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