Notes From The Hall Of Uselessness by Simon LeysNotes From The Hall Of Uselessness by Simon Leys

Notes From The Hall Of Uselessness

bySimon Leys

Paperback | October 15, 2012

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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 linguistic and literary expertise.

Simon Leys (the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans) is the bilingual author (French and English) of close to twenty books, which reflect his love of literature and art, his passion for the sea, and more specifically his interest in the painting, poetry and culture of China.
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Title:Notes From The Hall Of UselessnessFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.5 × 5.9 × 0.26 inPublished:October 15, 2012Publisher:Sylph EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0955889634

ISBN - 13:9780955889639

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Table of Contents

Preface
      Dan Gunn

Detours
The Experience of Literary Translation
Rain
      Jiang Jie (translated by Simon Leys)
Immeasurable Pain
      Li Yu (translated by Arthur Waley)
On the Birth of his Son
      Su Dongpo (translated by Arthur Waley)

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