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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The sound of the great wind rushing over the tree-tops makes the silence below
seem more heavy. The air is heavy with the heat beating up from the earth, and
with the smell of dead leaves. All the bushes and trees seem to be perpetually ...
The meat I have brought to my house. This piece is for you.' The headman took
the meat in silence, and hung it up in the house. He fetched a chew of betel and
gave it to Silindu. The two men then squatted down, one on each side of the door.
The little group was silent for a while; nothing could be heard but the sigh of the
wind among the trees for miles around them. Then the vederala began to speak
again: 'Yes, that was a wonderful charm. The headman walked bow-backed for ...
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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