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 felt terribly sorry for them , but far more for her than for him . It became indeed so painful , this patter of expressed and unexpressed misery , that I made some excuse and went off to bed , promising to come and see them if I was ...
I hardly knew Shipton and I did not like to tell him that I felt ill , so I crawled out of bed and joined him at breakfast on the verandah . There is an eastern dish called hoppers , which is I believe a corruption of the Tamil “ appam ...
I can still feel what I felt the first evening that Tyrrell took me down to the Club . I was the new boy again , nervous and uncomfortable . Freud says in one of his books that civilization consists in the renunciation of instinctive ...
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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