The village in the jungle
The evils of colonialism and the struggles of man against the universe and between man and nature are explored in Woolf's early-twentieth-century saga about Silindu and the inhabitants of the Ceylonese village of Beddagama
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But in the jungle, always killing - the leopard and jackal, and the hunter. Yes, and
the hunter, always killing, the blood of deer and pig and buffalo. And at last, the
hunting of the hunter, very slow, very quiet, very cunning; and at the end, after a ...
They say the hunter talks to himself in the jungle. It is a custom. Have you ever
been a hunter, Arachchi?' 'No. You know that well enough.' 'Oh yes. You are no
hunter. Who should know that better than I? But do they call me a good hunter, ...
'Yes, the mad hunter,' said Silindu, and the others laughed again. 'Ah, you are a
hunter too. That also I have not done. But I know the jungle, for I travel through it
often on my path. Do the beasts in it speak to you, son hunter?' 'Yes. They used ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review