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Leys, Simon 1935-2014

Overview
Works: 114 works in 434 publications in 5 languages and 7,607 library holdings
Genres: Quotations  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Sources 
Roles: Translator, Author of introduction, Editor, Illustrator, Bibliographic antecedent, Interviewee
Classifications: PL2478, 181.112
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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 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The analects of Confucius by Confucius ( Book )
7 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 )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The death of Napoleon by Simon Leys ( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 522 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 )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wreck of the Batavia by Simon Leys ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 268 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 )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in French and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Les habits neufs du président Mao, chronique de la Révolution culturelle by Simon Leys ( Book )
32 editions published between 1971 and 2009 in French and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The hall of uselessness : collected essays by Simon Leys ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 190 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
La mort de Napoléon by Simon Leys ( Book )
15 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in French and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Napoléon n'est pas mort à Sainte-Hélène, seulement un sosie. Mais l'Empereur doit maintenant affronter un Napoléon plus grand que nature - le souvenir de Napoléon. Il visite Waterloo ... en touriste et revient en France loger chez la veuve Truchaut qui fait commerce des melons. Une facétieuse et raffinée uchronie, riche en dérapages historiques, par un auteur plus connu comme sinologue. Mineur mais si plaisant. [SDM]
La forêt en feu : essais sur la culture et la politique chinoises by Simon Leys ( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1988 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essais sur la Chine by Simon Leys ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in French and Undetermined and held by 143 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
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 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protée et autres essais by Simon Leys ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in French and held by 114 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 )
29 editions published between 1973 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images brisées by Simon Leys ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 81 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
Le bonheur des petits poissons : lettres des antipodes by Simon Leys ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le volume regroupe les chroniques publiées par Simon Leys dans le ##Magazine littéraire## en 2005-2006 ainsi que quelques textes plus anciens, 28 au total. On y retrouve la culture littéraire, l'exigence morale et la liberté d'esprit auxquels nous a habitué l'auteur de ##L'ange et le cachalot##. [SDM]
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
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identity Ryckmans, Pierre

Leys , Simon
Rickmans, Pierre.
Rijckmans, Pierre.
Ryckmans, Pierre.
Ryckmans, Pierre, 1935-
Ryckmans, Pierre 1935-2014
レイ, シモン
レイス, シモン
Languages
French (165)
English (97)
Chinese (4)
Japanese (2)
Russian (1)
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