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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The result of these inconsistent and contradictory characteristics was to me
extraordinarily fascinating , so that few things have ever given me greater
pleasure than , when I had learned to speak Sinhalese , sitting under a tree in a
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 ...
I think that my recovery from typhoid had given me a new lease of life and , as I
often said at the time , a new inside . I know I felt extraordinarily well and
completely untirable . But I also experienced in the sands of Marichchukaddi one
of those ...
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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