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Leys, Simon 1935-2014

Overview
Works: 109 works in 452 publications in 8 languages and 6,959 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources 
Roles: Author, Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Interviewee
Classifications: DS777.55, 951.05
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The burning forest : essays on Chinese culture and politics by Simon Leys( Book )
12 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Napoleon by Simon Leys( Book )
32 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alternative view of history. By means of ingenious escape Napoleon returns to Europe.._
The Chairman's new clothes : Mao and the cultural revolution by Simon Leys( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Broken images : essays on Chinese culture and politics by Simon Leys( Book )
11 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wreck of the Batavia by Simon Leys( Book )
6 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1629, the ship Batavia, pride of the Dutch East India Company, was wrecked on a coral archipelago off the west coast of Australia. Most people on board escaped from drowning, only to become victims of a visionary psychopath who organised a terrifying methodical massacre. Acclaimed sinologist and author Simon Leys travelled to the site, discovering that the natural environment could have provided decent living conditions for the survivors; the massacre therefore appearing all the more aberrant. Also included in this volume is "Prosper", Ley's memoir piece of a summer spent as one of the crew of a tuna-fishing boat from Brittany, one of the last boats still working under sail. This formative experience was Ley's first introduction to the oldest and finest form of seamanship; its traditions, hardships and dangers are vividly evoked
Orwell, ou, L'horreur de la politique by Simon Leys( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in French and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hall of uselessness : collected essays by Simon Leys( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao's Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature, history, and politics and is an unflinching observer of the way we live now. The Hall of Uselessness is the most extensive collection of Leys's essays to be published to date. In it, he addresses subjects ranging from the Chinese attitude to the past to the mysteries of Belgium and Belgitude; offers portraits of André Gide and Zhou Enlai; takes on Roland Barthes and Christopher Hitchens; broods on the Cambodian genocide; reflects on the spell of the sea; and writes with keen appreciation about writers as different as Victor Hugo, Evelyn Waugh, and Georges Simenon. Throughout, The Hall of Uselessness is marked with the deep knowledge, skeptical intelligence, and passionate conviction that have made Simon Leys one of the most powerful essayists of our time."--p. [4] of cover
Les habits neufs du président Mao, chronique de la Révolution culturelle by Simon Leys( Book )
36 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in French and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La forêt en feu : essais sur la culture et la politique chinoises by Simon Leys( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in French and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais sur la Chine by Simon Leys( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in French and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Une interprétation et une dénonciation de la Chine contemporaine à travers ces cinq essais iconoclastes aussi lucides et lumineux qu'implacables. Des textes rétifs à toute récupération politique
On the abolition of all political parties by Simone Weil( Book )
6 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An NYRB Classics Original A brilliant woman who was a study in fiercely maintained contradictions, a star student who went to work on a factory line, a Jewish convert to Catholicism who insisted on refusing baptism, Simone Weil is one of the most intransigent and taxing of spiritual masters, always willing to push her thinking'and us'one step beyond the apparently reasonable in pursuit of the one truth, the one good. She asks hard questions and avoids easy answers. In this essay'now in English for the first time'she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that will have particular resonance in present-day America. Examining the dynamic of power and propaganda caused by party spirit, the increasing disregard for truth in favor of opinion, and the consequent corruption of education, journalism, and art, Weil proposes that politics can only begin where the party spirit comes to an end. This volume also reprints an admiring portrait of Weil by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz and an essay about Weil's friendship with Albert Camus by the translator Simon Leys
L'humeur, l'honneur, l'horreur : essais sur la culture et la politique chinoises by Simon Leys( Book )
8 editions published in 1991 in French and English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protée et autres essais by Simon Leys( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Divers essais témoignant d'un amour profond de la littérature et abordant notamment Protée, Victor Hugo, Don Quichotte, la manière de commencer un roman....Prix Renaudot essai 2001
L'ange et le cachalot : essais by Simon Leys( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in French and English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Recueil d'essais qui se partagent en trois volets : des études chinoises (notamment une introduction à Confucius), des études sur de grands auteurs (Balzac, Simenon, Malraux), enfin, une réflexion sur la traduction
Ombres chinoises by Simon Leys( Book )
31 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images brisées by Simon Leys( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The angel and the octopus : collected essays, 1983-1998 by Simon Leys( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La mer dans la littérature française by Simon Leys( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The conspiracy and death of Lin Biao by Ming-le Yao( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in Dutch and French and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De opzet, uitwerking en het uiteindelijk mislukken van een staatsgreep tegen Mao Zedong door de Chinese minister van defensie en vice-voorzitter van de Communistische Partij Lin Biao (1907-1971), die in 1971 bij een vliegtuigongeluk om het leven kwam
The Chinese attitude towards the past by Simon Leys( Book )
8 editions published in 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ryckmans, Pierre

Leys , Simon
Ryckmans, Pierre
Ryckmans, Pierre, 1935-
Ryckmans, Pierre 1935-2014
Languages
French (168)
English (107)
Spanish (5)
Chinese (4)
Dutch (4)
Japanese (3)
Swedish (2)
Russian (1)
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