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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suburb is urban, as a rule horribly and hideously urban, and markedly different
from the countryside and the rural village. When you pass from the town and its
suburbs into the country you pass from one life or age into another. It is quite ...
to speak Sinhalese, sitting under a tree in a village or on the bund of a village
tank and discussing with the villagers their interminable problems, disputes,
grievances. And when I revisited Ceylon for the first time, after fifty years, the
It is not a pleasant business to ride and drive through villages and shoot the cattle
and buffaloes of the villagers whom one knows and likes. The whole village
seemed to have turned out and the men were standing on the road round 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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