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Our decades with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit The Hall of Uselessness forms the most complete collection yet of Leys’ fascinating essays from uixotism to China from the sea to literatureLeys feuds with Christopher Hitchens ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses the posthumous publication of Nabokov’s unfinished novel He offers valuable insights into Mao’s Cultura.

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eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ Simon Leys is the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from to He died in Sydney in Writing in three languages French Chinese and English he played an important political role in revealing the true.

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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFCritical RealityTwo approximate descriptions of the indescribable Simon Leys Harold Bloom without the arrogance or the Shakespearean idolatry; or Terry Eag


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI read this last year and wrote a short essay about it that I then failed to have published anywhere I'd forgotten about it Well here are my thoughts about Leys and 'World Literature' and a few other things I haven't edited it When I was a teaching assistant for a class on world literature we had our students define the subject in a short paper O


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFSimon Leys is a carefully kept secret by anyone who loves contradictory people people who are averse to fashionable or politically correct thinking just go their own way and are not ashamed to row against the tide This Belgian writer with his real name Pierre Ryckmans 1935 2014 was an eminent sinologist one of the best connoisseurs of China in the 20th century He was among the first to uncover and denounce the cruel excesses of Mao's ideological campaigns but he was not taken seriously by the predominant


  4. Jim Coughenour Jim Coughenour says:

    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFWay back in 1978 I got entangled in an argument with a hysterical seminary student I'd made some withering remark about the current chic fascination with Chairman Mao and my fellow student exploded that I had no right to judge to refer to freedom and civilization when people were starving I replied that even if this were true in China millions had starved precisely as a result of Mao's Great Leap Forward I was dismissedI recalled this incident when I picked up Simon Leys' new book of essays because my Comments of 1978 had been inspired by Leys' Chinese Shadows which I'd discovered through a review by Jonathan Spence in the NYRB Leys had pointed out the dark side of Mao which in the mid 70s even many sinologists were reluctant to acknowledge His philippic carried the charge it did because Leys passionately valued Chinese civilization and admired the character of the Chinese people – a passion that reappears repeatedly in these essays The Hall of Usele


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI bought this book on a whim knowing nothing about Simon Leys not knowing for instance that Simon Leys was the pen name of a man actually named Pierre Ryckmans Now I feel like I know Leys very well for several weeks he has been a constant endearing companion in my lifeThis collection covers a wide range of topics but is unified by Leys' own voice and personality which are highly distinctive if not exactly uniue Indeed Leys belongs to a very particular type although if the type has a name I'm not sure what it isHe's the kin


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFTowards the end of this book of essays Simon Leys uotes the following from a forgotten source Past a certain age we read nothing perchance I must be of a certain age for I picked up this book just at a time when I was falling into despair at the ignorance and stupidity that prevails in our time Simon Leys is one writer who is possessed of intelligence wide learning facility for the written word and a clear minded logic that cuts through to the core of the matterThis book is a collection of essays and speeches that Leys the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans a well regarded Sinologist has written and given over the last thirty years or so They are divided into six sections uixotism Literature China The Sea Uni


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI read Leys’s collection of essays which though among the whole are well above average still turned into a drag before segueing into the promised segment about ChinaLeys the person seems to be intellectually clear headed but at the same time very much unapologetic and somewhat cantankerous This is a man who is an unabashed Catholic Belgian smoker relativist and elitist Those are the kind of sharp edges that used to be rare and these days are nearly impossible to find in a public person The shift in perspective they offer makes this collection of essays worth readingStill because of the timespan we are covering every essay isn’t going to be eually relevant One that sticks out is his defense of Mother Theresa where he picks a beef with Hitchens’s demolition of the old lady In that essay Leys strikes a contra contrarian perspective is relevant to an issue that some of us might have discussed or at


  8. Linda Linda says:

    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFBrilliant an excellent introduction to the thinking and writings of this rare polymath and genuine renaissance man It may seem a contentious thing to say in this day and age but you don't need to agree with all of Simon Leys' political or religious positions to appreciate and celebrate the brilliance of his mind and contribution to intellectual life


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFWith the witty and humble title of the book The Hall of Uselessness; fun intelligence great writing and entertainment are sure to ensue However you wouldn't think that after reading the second part of the title collected essays jesus collected essays sounds boring than textbook at first glance; this of course stirs up feelings of academic complacency With this conflicting dilemma of being boring and good at the same time one is reminded of the old cliche you can't judge a book by its cover This is very true in the instance of this book by the late Simon Ley's The book is as good as reading a well written fiction and non fiction at the same time it is a talent rarely found and executed so intellectually elegantly The book can be very insightful into what happened under Mao's China and depressing and the Khmer Rouge is touched on which is eually depressing but profound and exemplary in Ley's writing Sprinkled with Conrad Balzac C


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    eBook Simon Leys ↠ The Hall of Uselessness Kindle Ô The Hall Kindle - ↠ hall epub, uselessness book, The Hall epub, The Hall of Uselessness PDFI am of the opinion that Simon Leys was the greatest essayist of the second half of the twentieth century I have had this book for two years and still open it up when I need a respite from the drudgery and obscurity of the world I believe I have read every essay by now some surely than twenty timesSimon Leys is especially famous for being the first scholar to recognize the terrors of Maoism; this recognition of the truth reuired he writes a great foolishness But Simon Leys is no fool; he merely understands what he does not knowThat said the depth of Mr Leys's knowledge is very satisfying; the breadth is astonishing He was extraordinarily well versed in English Chinese and French language and culture and writes on all of them extremely persuasively and humbly Mr Leys's style is a delight Every single sentence he offers without exception is a knife be it butcher's bread or butter alw


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