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
The village headman then gave me the following list of evils which had come
upon them : ( 1 ) the road tax , ( 2 ) the V.C. tax , ( 3 ) the irrigation rate , ( 4 ) the
taxes on carts and guns , ( 5 ) the restriction of chenas , ( 6 ) a strict Assistant ...
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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