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... uproots oneself into a strange land and a strange life, one feels as if one were
acting in a play or living in a dream. And plays and dreams have that curious
mixture of admitted unreality and the most intense and vivid reality which, I now
Dutton, the P.M., was a strange character; a strange fate, partly due to me, befell
him, but I will deal with him and his fate in greater detail later. This, as I have said,
was the top stratum of Jaffna society whose social routine was incredibly ...
But I got to know a good deal about them from enquiries which I had to hold in the
kachcheri, and in particular from the strange procedure with regard to Kandyan
marriages and divorce. This procedure was characteristic of the inveterate ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
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