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 fickering 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