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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In theory the fishing ended each day in the early afternoon , the dhows raced
back before the wind blowing from the sea , the divers dumped their oysters and
the Government had taken its share and the koddu was cleared by the late ...
Sometimes half the village might be called as witnesses and all the afternoon my
room would be full of villagers . I am afraid that I must often have irritated my staff ,
headmen and clerks who had to be present , by allowing cases to drag on all ...
We took the whole afternoon to do another if miles through water two or three feet
deep . At Yala the watch station was under water and had been abandoned ; the
Watchers ' families and their cattle were living on rough platforms made of ...
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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