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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 ...
If two people are separated for years and by thousands of miles, they can write to
each other either every week or only at long intervals. After two or three years I
ceased to write to Lytton once a week, partly because I buried myself in my work
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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