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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At a signal from the diver the man paid out the rope as fast as he could and the diver on the stone was carried to the floor of the sea . There he shovelled oysters into a large basket which was attached to another rope .
Every evening the image of the God was carried in procession to the other temple — a kind of juggernaut procession with the pilgrims following or rolling over and over in the dust before the God's car . In the other temple was the God's ...
passing to carry him across . They said that they were on the way to Palatupana to collect salt and could not do so , but they would carry him across on their way back . A little while afterwards there came by some Sinhalese and the God ...
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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