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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When later on in Ceylon I became an extremely incompetent shooter of big game and , in cutting up the animals killed by me , saw the disgusting , semi - digested contents of their upper intestines , I was always reminded of the contents ...
I was now an extremely competent civil servant ; my fašade was in full working order . As a result I was Assistant Government Agent , Hambantota , having been given the post over the heads of many of my seniors , including Dutton ...
It was a good example of how much deeper pain goes than pleasure , and unkindness than kindness , that I was not in the least consoled when , having played the very next hand extremely well , I was highly praised by Turner and even ...
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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