Books: Twilighter

LIMITS AND RENEWALS—Rudyard Kipling—Doubleday, Doran ($2.50).

Like a hoary ground hog looking for a shadow, Rudyard Kipling has again ventured from his Sussex lair. But either his spring is late or Mr. Kipling has passed to disembodied immortality and the twilight of the gods. No shadow falls. This first new fiction volume of Kipling in six years, a collection of 14 stories, 19 verses, conveys chiefly an aged emptiness. The stories are, of course, masterfully told, but they are not masterpieces.

A sample story is "Dayspring Mishandled." of how Manallace,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!