Yes I Know. No excuses for Rudyard Kipling and his Imperialism. His excesses of colonial times and exultation of European civilization’s superiority have to be blamed and harshly condemned. Nevertheless, I still love the Jungle Books. And I’ll love forever the creatures who inhabit this amazing book....Continua
Conosco a memoria l'omonimo film di Walt Disney... ora finalmente ho anche letto il libro. Certamente per ragazzi ma piacevole anche per i più grandicelli, seppur nel genere. Tra l'altro ci sono anche storie relative ad altro, non solo a Mowgli & C. che occupa infatti solo 3 racconti su 7 (in un altro c'è la famosa mangusta Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, di cui mio padre mi narrava da piccolo...)
ne ho approfittato anche per guardarmi su youtube alcuni spezzoni del film... indimenticabile!
Even though it is a very clear imperial allegory, very out of date and vaguely patronising, I love it.
The "non-jungle" stories are a little flat, maybe excluding the delicious Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, but the jungle stories are still awesome as they were when I was a child.
"Do you like Kipling?"
"I don't know you naughty boy, I've never Kippled"
Well, I finally "Kippled." I can't believe I've never read this book until now. Of course I recognize part of the stories from Walt Disney but found the book better, plus a little more brutal but it was still a good read and I'm happy I finally got around to reading this collection of stories.