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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But the civilized joke against a person allows us to satisfy our hatred of and
hostility against him just as the civilized dirty joke allows us to satisfy our
repressed sexual urges . Freud continues : Since we have been obliged to
renounce the ...
persons had to come through me and practically the only person whom he would
ever actually see was myself . If anyone came for an interview , they had to see
me and , if they wanted to go beyond me to him , they had to put what they ...
Kandy was a terribly social place and after my sister came to stay with me , we
were hardly ever alone , for she was an extremely sociable person , the kind of
person who under the most unfavourable circumstances can help to “ make the
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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