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Trove of Kipling poems discovered

Published on Feb 27, 2013 5:49 AM

LONDON (AFP) - An investigation by a United States academic has uncovered 50 unpublished poems by British writer Rudyard Kipling in locations including a New York house and the papers of a former cruise-line owner, it was revealed on Tuesday.

Mr Thomas Pinney, a professor of English at the University of California, said the discoveries marked a "tremendously exciting time for scholars and fans".

The poems will be published in the first ever complete edition of Kipling's verse due for release on March 7.

The Indian-born author is best known for penning short stories like The Jungle Book and poems Mandalay and If, but fell out of favour with many academics over his views on imperialism.

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