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 koddu was an enormous fenced square enclosure with nine open huts
running down it from end to end. Each hut was divided into compartments, and
each boat as soon as it arrived had to bring in its load of oysters and deposit it in
John Scott, as A.G.A., was responsible for law and order in the camp, sat as
Police Magistrate, and was Koddu Superintendent; I was Assistant Koddu
Superintendent; Stevenson was Superintendent of Police. Stevenson and I
shared a ...
A Koddu Superintendent had to be in the koddu the whole time, keeping order
among the hundreds of shouting, gesticulating Arabs in the light of flickering oil
lamps and torches and taking over the Government's oysters. In the day one ...
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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