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Leys, Simon 1935-

Overview
Works: 96 works in 300 publications in 4 languages and 7,131 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Quotations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Author of introduction, Translator, Editor, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PL2478, 181.112
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Chinese shadows by Simon Leys ( Book )
21 editions published between 1973 and 1979 in French and English and held by 1,528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author presents his observations on life in the People's Republic of China, based on a six-month visit in 1972
The burning forest : essays on Chinese culture and politics by Simon Leys ( Book )
11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Analects of Confucius by Confucius ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Through ethical debate, defining for ages to come the public mission of the intellectual
The Chairman's new clothes : Mao and the cultural revolution by Simon Leys ( Book )
9 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Napoleon by Simon Leys ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An alternative view of history. By means of ingenious escape Napoleon returns to Europe.._
Broken images : essays on Chinese culture and politics by Simon Leys ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Orwell, ou, L'horreur de la politique by Simon Leys ( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in French and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wreck of the Batavia by Simon Leys ( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hall of uselessness : collected essays by Simon Leys ( Book )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 172 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 )
17 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais sur la Chine by Simon Leys ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in French and Undetermined and held by 138 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
La mort de Napoléon by Simon Leys ( Book )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in French and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'humeur, l'honneur, l'horreur : essais sur la culture et la politique chinoises by Simon Leys ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in French and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La forêt en feu : essais sur la culture et la politique chinoises by Simon Leys ( Book )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in French and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
L'ange et le cachalot : essais by Simon Leys ( Book )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in French and English and held by 106 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
Protée et autres essais by Simon Leys ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 101 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
The angel and the octopus : collected essays, 1983-1998 by Simon Leys ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On the abolition of all political parties by Simone Weil ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
La mer dans la littérature française by Simon Leys ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With Stendhal ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Simon Leys introduces and translates into English for the first time three linked peices: the recollections of Stendhal's famous friend Prosper Merimee; the impressions of novelist George Sand; and a recently discovered piece, a whimsical list of the supernatural powers [Stendhal] wished he possessed."
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ryckmans, Pierre

Leys, Simon
Rickmans, Pierre.
Rijckmans, Pierre.
Ryckmans, Pierre.
Ryckmans, Pierre, 1935-
Ryckmans, Pierre 1935- Wirklicher Name
レイ, シモン
レイス, シモン
Languages
French (92)
English (85)
Chinese (3)
Russian (1)
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