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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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 Kandy or the Southern ...
The Governor and the Government accepted my explanation , but I doubted — and doubt — whether the Tamil Association and Mr. Sanderasekara believed or accepted it . It shocked me that these people should think that , as a white man and a ...
What a soft liquid gentle Sinhalese word this — Field of Coconutswas when one compared it with Tamil places like Kangesanturai and Kodikanam ! And the place itself , the air , the trees , the sky itself were as different from those that ...
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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