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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I sailed in an open Tamil boat with no protection from the sun and, as the bottom
of the boat was usually full of the most ancient and fish-like smelling bilge water,
the sun and stench combined were formidable. Punakari was one of the most ...
There was no harbour and all the bigger boats and steamers from India and
Colombo had to lie anchored offshore. About twenty ... It was, I think, on February
15th that I sailed from Jaffna to Marichchukaddi in an open native boat. It took me
which ran a rope held by a man in the boat, called a man- duck. At a signal from
the ... There were 473 boats divided into two fleets which fished on alternate days
; the largest number of boats to go out on any one day was 286. In the afternoon ...
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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