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Autor: Simon Leys
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Hall of Uselessness

Collected Essays
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Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has long been legendary for its profundity and acerbic wit. In The Hall of Uselessness his most significant essays are finally gathered together, on subjects ranging from China to Orwell, from Quixotism to the sea. Leys feuds with Christopher Hitchens, ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses whether Nabokov's unfinished novel should ever have been published. He dissects Mao's Cultural Revolution and the Khmer Rouge, and discusses Waugh, Simenon and Confucius. He considers Chinese art, culture and politics, the joys and difficulties of literary translation and the fate of the university. The Hall of Uselessness is an illuminating compendium from a brilliant and highly acclaimed writer - a long-time resident of Australia who is truly a global citizen. Shortlisted, 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary AwardsShortlisted, 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards'A rich and richly rewarding book' -Sydney Morning Herald'Everyone knows the usefulness of what is useful, but few know the usefulness of what is useless.' -Zhuang Zi'Stylish prose free from intellectual pretension.' -the Week'Legendary for his profundity and wit, critic Simon Leys returns with a compendium of essays all written sans intellectual pretension.' -LimelightSimon Leys' many books include The Hall of Uselessness, Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon and Other People's Thoughts. He was a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, Le Monde and Le Figaro Littraire.
Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has long been legendary for its profundity and acerbic wit. In The Hall of Uselessness his most significant essays are finally gathered together, on subjects ranging from China to Orwell, from Quixotism to the sea. Leys feuds with Christopher Hitchens, ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses whether Nabokov's unfinished novel should ever have been published. He dissects Mao's Cultural Revolution and the Khmer Rouge, and discusses Waugh, Simenon and Confucius. He considers Chinese art, culture and politics, the joys and difficulties of literary translation and the fate of the university. The Hall of Uselessness is an illuminating compendium from a brilliant and highly acclaimed writer - a long-time resident of Australia who is truly a global citizen. Shortlisted, 2012 Victorian Premier's Literary AwardsShortlisted, 2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards'A rich and richly rewarding book' -Sydney Morning Herald'Everyone knows the usefulness of what is useful, but few know the usefulness of what is useless.' -Zhuang Zi'Stylish prose free from intellectual pretension.' -the Week'Legendary for his profundity and wit, critic Simon Leys returns with a compendium of essays all written sans intellectual pretension.' -LimelightSimon Leys' many books include The Hall of Uselessness, Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon and Other People's Thoughts. He was a regular contributor to The New York Review of Books, Le Monde and Le Figaro Littraire.

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Autor: Simon Leys
ISBN-13 :: 9781921870842
ISBN: 1921870842
Verlag: Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd
Seiten: 464
Sprache: Englisch
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