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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I do not remember how I dealt with the rat . Here is another letter to Lytton which recalls to me very vividly the atmosphere and savour of those early days in Jaffna : May 21 , 1905 A cataclysm is hourly expected here .
It is a curious fact that I cannot remember anything about leaving Jaffna or arriving in Kandy or the journey , which must have taken a whole day , except two or three hours in the middle of it , and those two or three hours I remember ...
After desultory conversation , he suddenly said to me : “ Do you remember , Sir , when you made me shoot the buffalo ? ” I said no , I did not remember it .
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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