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Here is another letter to Lytton which recalls to me very vividly the atmosphere
and savour of those early days in Jaffna: May 21, 1905 A cataclysm is hourly
expected here. Yesterday a headman came to the Kachcheri and reported that a
And when it is a letter that one is writing to an intimate friend of one's youth, the
passions and prejudices of youth which were ... When I sat down to write to Lytton
, all these feelings were so strong that they overwhelmed or eliminated all others.
In a letter to Lytton describing this, I tried to defend the system, arguing that the
Europeanizing of non- Europeans is a mistake, that it is best for every race to
remain "as it was before Adam" (a curious and somewhat exaggerated idea).
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In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review