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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And Silindu's passions, his anger, and his desire were strange and violent even
for the jungle. /It_wjJs_noteasy to rouse his anger; he was a quiet man who did
not easily remgojs^the hand whichjATOn^edhim. But if he werej-oused he wniild
xThey grew up to be strange and silent children, sitting one on either side of him
in a long, thoughtless trance. And they learnt to believe all he told them about the
strange world of jungle which surrounded them, the world of devils, animals, ...
And my father said to them - so he told me - "How can I go to this strange place?
Can I take the woman and the child with me? I have no house there, and no
money to buy in the bazaar. Among strangers and in strange places evil comes.
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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