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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Literature , art , poetry , music , history , mathematics , science were pitchforked into his mind in chaotic incomprehensibility . When later on in Ceylon I became an extremely incompetent shooter of big game and , in cutting up the ...
my mind Kandy kachcheri always became more and more hectic with an unending stream of people , clerks , peons , and headmen , bringing in documents and letters which required my signature or asking me to settle some difficulty .
upon my mind and even character which has proved indelible , a kind of reserve or withdrawal into myself which makes me inclined always to stand just a little to one side of my environment . But for a time I did dismiss Ceylon from my ...
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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