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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EL LIBRARY and dourer than the Sinhalese . The Tamil crowd swarming on the station platforms or in the villages or in the Jaffna streets has a look and air of its own , much less animated ( unless it is angry ) and less gay than the ...
The temples were Hindu and the priests were Tamil Hindus ; the Managers were Sinhalese Buddhists . Buddhists as well as Hindus came to the pilgrimage , and low caste people , dhobies and pariahs , were allowed into the temple , which ...
A little while afterwards there came by some Sinhalese and the God asked them to carry him across the river into Kataragama . They did so at once . The God at that time was a Tamil , but he married into a Sinhalese family in Kataragama ...
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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