The Bridge-Builders

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Sprache - Englisch

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Rudyard Kipling's novel 'The Bridge-Builders' explores themes of cultural clash, imperialism, and personal growth. Set in colonial India, the story follows the struggles of a British engineer tasked with constructing a bridge in a remote village, where he must navigate the complexities of local customs and traditions. Kipling's vivid descriptions and attention to detail immerse the reader in the exotic landscape, while his nuanced portrayal of characters highlights the tensions between East and West. The novel's blend of adventure and introspection reflects Kipling's own experiences living in India and his interest in the effects of imperialism on both colonizers and colonized. 'The Bridge-Builders' is a thought-provoking work that delves into the complexities of identity and cross-cultural communication, making it a valuable addition to the canon of colonial literature.

About the Author

Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936) was an English journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist, who is notably remembered for his contributions to English literature as one of the most prominent writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Kipling was born in Bombay, India, where he spent his early years before attending school in England. His work notably reflects his experiences in British-ruled India and his fascination with the British Empire, both in its might and complexities. Kipling's literary works range across various genres, and he is particularly renowned for his tales of India. His writing style is characterized by his use of vernacular language, extensive use of metaphor, and deep exploration of themes like imperialism, bravery, and adventure. In 1907, Kipling became the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded to him in recognition of his outstanding narrative skills and versatility. 'The Bridge-Builders' is one such work that encapsulates his narrative prowess, displaying Kipling's insight into the technical world of civil engineering against the rich tapestry of India's cultural backdrop. The story delves into the complex relationship between progress and tradition, echoing Kipling's recurring emphasis on human endeavor in his stories. Kipling's impact on literature is immense, influencing generations of writers with his distinctive style and storytelling.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 30 Pages

Filesize: 369.7 KB

ISBN: 8596547061960