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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And the feeling that you are in an enormous village rather than in a town is the
stronger because the population of Tamils is so thick on the ground in the Jaffna
peninsula that in many places one village has joined up to another and to what is
But gradually these feelings , when I was left by myself in the kachcheri to deal
with the people and their business , began to evaporate and in the end , I think ,
they died out of me altogether . I liked unobserved to observe the perpetual ...
I had again on me that delicious feeling of setting out alone on a voyage into the
unknown . The feeling was intensified by Polgahawela . What a soft liquid gentle
Sinhalese word this — Field of Coconutswas when one compared it with Tamil ...
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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