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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... 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 village 54 GROWING.
The first time must have been some four years later. I was now an extremely
competent civil servant ; my facade was in full working order. As a result I was
Assistant Government Agent, Hambantota, having been given the post over the
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 Marich- chukaddi 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