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  • The Hall Of Uselessness by Simon Leys
    The Hall Of Uselessness (English, Paperback) Simon Leys

    An NYRB Classics Original...

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  • On The Abolition Of All Polictical by Simone Weil
    On The Abolition Of All Polictical (English, Paperback) Simone Weil

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  • The Death Of Napoleon by Patricia Clancy
    The Death Of Napoleon (English, Paperback) Patricia Clancy, Simon Leys

    As he bore a vague resemblance to the Emperor, the sailors on board the Hermann-Augustus Stoeffer had nicknamed him Napoleon. And so, for convenience, that is what we shall call him....

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  • The Analects of Confucius by Confucius
    The Analects of Confucius (English, Paperback) Confucius

    "This is the Confucius translation for our time."-Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]

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  • Notes from the Hall of Uselessness by Simon Leys
    Notes from the Hall of Uselessness (English, Paperback) Simon Leys

    Simon Leys, novelist, unflinching cultural and political commentator, Sinologist, and occasional illustrator, presents here timely meditations on the experience and hazards of literary translation. Preceding his essay are observations on everything from demented tyrants to musical geniuses who gain insights from vacuum cleaners. Leys is rightly renowned for his wisdom, his insight, and his ...

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  • The Death of Napoleon by Simon Leys
    The Death of Napoleon (English, Hardback) Simon Leys

    This novel begins with the startling assumption that Napoleon is not dead.

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  • The Hall Of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys
    The Hall Of Uselessness: Collected Essays (English, Paperback) Simon Leys

    A new paperback edition of this essential collection of essays from an eminent critic. Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades, with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit.

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  • Prosper by Simon Leys
    Prosper (Paperback) Simon Leys

    A big liner, brightly lit, passes us one or two cable - lengths ahead. 'Ow! They are guzzling champagne but cannot see what's in front of them!' grumbles Etienne, who has the helm and puts Prosper back on course. Our wooden boat, which one long wave can...

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  • The Analects by Confucius
    The Analects (English, Paperback) Confucius

    "Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly." -Stephen Owen, The New Republic

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