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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kind of country there are no trees and changing leaves , and , as far as my
experience goes , there are no Luriana Lurilees . But over a very large part of
Ceylon the country is the exact opposite of the sandy austerity of Jaffna and
The feeling was intensified by Polgahawela . What a soft liquid gentle Sinhalese
word this — Field of Coconutswas when one compared it with Tamil places like
Kangesanturai and Kodikanam ! And the place itself , the air , the trees , the sky ...
It was surrounded on all sides by thick jungle and was raised above the jungle so
that the tops of the nearest trees were level with it . On one side of the water hole
and about 5 or 6 yards from it rose a great rock or gigantic boulder , 12 or 15 ...
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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