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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It is what I think all large towns in Europe , and indeed the world , must have been
before the 19th century , a swollen village or a congeries of villages which have
coalesced into what we now call , because of its size , a town . After the 19th ...
When you pass from the town and its suburbs into the country you pass from one
life or age into another . It is quite different in Jaffna ; there as soon as you leave
the main street , the esplanade , or the seashore , you are in a typical Tamil ...
man came running towards me shouting : “ Come , Sir , quick — they are killing
one another in the town . Come , Sir , quick . ” We ran as hard as we could to the
town and on the way he told me that the Buddhists and Moslems , armed with ...
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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