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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Literature, art, poetry, music, history, mathematics, science were pitchforked into
his mind in chaotic incomprehensibility. When later on in Ceylon I became an
extremely incompetent shooter of big game and, in cutting up the animals killed
The amount of spitting which went on in the verandah was extremely unpleasant.
The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the peons were
ordered to turn out anyone who spat. One day one of my own clerks spat and I ...
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
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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