Simon Leys
Notes from the Hall of Uselessness

With translations by Simon Leys, Arthur Waley and Dan Gunn

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.

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  • 44 pages

  • 6 images

  • 240 x 150mm

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  • Available as part of boxed set of six cahiers

    £ 72