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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2 mascarizz LIBRARY Chapter One THE VOYAGE OUT I IP . & 10. Syria for Ceylon . I was a Cadet in the Ceylon Civil Service . To make a complete break with one's former life is a strange , frightening , and exhilarating experience .
Today one does the journey easily in four hours . The difference is not unimportant . Up in one's brain and deep down in one's heart and one's belly , the quality of one's life is very much affected by its tempo ; the tempo of living is ...
But if one has the temerity to write an autobiography , then one is under an obligation not to conceal . ... To do this entails revealing as simply as possible one's own simplicity , absurdity , trivialities , nastiness .
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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