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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... referred to as the G.A. ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ' service or more . The Provincial government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of the Province , and there the Government Agent had his ...
office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him : “ Every letter received in this kachcheri after this week must be answered on the day of its receipt unless it is waiting for an order from me or from the G.A. ” The answer of ...
The amount of Government work in Kandy was very heavy all through the kachcheri and I had a severe struggle against the head clerk and others before I was able to put through my revolution . But once the revolution was made and delays ...
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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