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Literature , art , poetry , music , history , mathematics , science were pitchforked
into his mind in chaotic incomprehensibility . When later on in Ceylon I became
an extremely incompetent shooter of big game and , in cutting up the animals
I was therefore always doing two or three things at the same time , concentrating
in the centre of my mind on the main business — in this case the villagers and the
enquiry — and attending on the periphery of my mind almost automatically with ...
upon my mind and even character which has proved indelible , a kind of reserve
or withdrawal into myself which makes me inclined always to stand just a little to
one side of my environment . But for a time I did dismiss Ceylon from my mind .
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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