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
complete isolation , I enjoyed my fortnight and left Kataragama with slight regret .
The complete self - confidence of the British imperialist in 1910 was really rather
strange . Here was I , an Englishman aged 29 , who had collected in the middle ...
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