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Many people dislike the arid sterility of this kind of Asiatic low country . But I lived in it for many years , indeed for most of my time in Ceylon , and it got into my heart and my bones , its austere beauty , its immobility and ...
It was the product of British imperialism in Asia , and this kind of society , as imperialism is dying out of the world , is itself vanishing , if indeed it has not already vanished . A rather detailed picture of it as it appeared to my ...
He suffered too from being a kind of aristocrat and a schoolboy who had never grown up into the world of reality and 1906 . He had an instinctive grasp of a “ situation ” and of the person with whom he was “ dealing ” .
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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