Chapter 8. Rudyard Kipling's Art of the Short Story

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor1 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor2
  1. David Malcolm Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch8

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Malcolm, D. (2008) Rudyard Kipling's Art of the Short Story, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 2

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Rudyard Kipling's Art of the Short Story;
  • Kipling and beast fables - with talking, anthropomorphic animals;
  • Wee Willie Winkie, two dramatic texts – “The Hill of Illusion” and “Mrs Hawksbee Sits Out”;
  • complex issue of narrational reliability and ellipsis and ambiguity;
  • “The Bull That Thought” - tells the story of an intelligent bull, Apis;
  • Apis focus of all major motifs of story - violence, humor, art, and ecstasy

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • 1

  • 2

  • 3

  • 4

  • 5

  • 6

  • References and Further Reading