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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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 Sinhalese in
Colombo or ...
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 and
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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