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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 21,1 905 A cataclysm is hourly
expected here. Yesterday a headman came to the Kachcheri and reported that a
In every conceivable way my life in Jaffna was the exact opposite. Intellectually I
was back in school with the old sense of frustration. Much of the work was terribly
boring. When I sat down to write to Lytton, all these feelings were so strong that ...
"It is like walking about hour after hour", I wrote in a letter, "in a hell twice as mad
as the coaling at Port Said. ... In a letter to Lytton I wrote: "The work is
consequently going on day and night and I have only been about 3 or 4 hours in
bed out of ...
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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