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 Province.
In the koddu we had an interpreter, some police constables, and a few Tamils
whose duty it was to take over the Government's shares of the oysters and ... The
Tamil crowd was low in tone, rather timid, depressed and complaining in
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 ...
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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