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The third novel is Leonard Woolf's Village in the Jungle . ... at Cambridge ) and
both doubtless read Village in the Jungle long bef they contemplated their own
Asian - set novels , but it is not easy to detect any influence on them by Woolf .
One may hope that the novel may acquire the place it has long merited , not only
within English literature but as a superb and faithful picture , without equal among
Western writers , of what life was like for most Asians , in the skilfully drawn ...
novel opens with a vivid description of the dry zone jungle and of Silindu's
knowledge and feeling for it ; and yet " the rule of the jungle is first fear . ” It closes
with the death of Silindu's last surviving child as the jungle moves in on his
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review