Growing: an autobiography of the years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. "He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding" (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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According to this Sinhalese the Kataragama Deviyo (God) was Kandeswami and
originally had his temple on the top of the Kataragama hill. One day he thought
he would like to cross the river and live in Kataragama. He asked some Tamils ...
complete isolation, I enjoyed my fortnight and left Kataragama with slight regret.
The complete self-confidence of the British imperialist in 1 9 1 0 was really rather
strange. Here was I, an Englishman aged 29, who had collected in the middle of
to come to Kataragama and the revenue which they obtained from offerings must
have been pretty considerable. There was not cover enough in the village to
shelter 1,000 people; there had been heavy rain during the pilgrimage and the ...
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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