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The Resource Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose

Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose

Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds
Title
Simon Leys
Title remainder
navigator between worlds
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. He died in 2015. Writing in three languages - French, Chinese and English - he played an important political role in revealing the true nature of the Cultural Revolution. His writing on China and on varied literary and cultural topics appeared regularly in the New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro LittUraire, Quadrant and the Monthly, and his books include The Hall of Uselessness, The Death of Napoleon, Other People's Thoughts and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the ABC's Boyer Lectures. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca, the Prix Guizot and the Christina Stead Prize for fiction. This substantial biography - recently published by Gallimard in France to wide acclaim and winning an academy award from the AcadUmie Francaise - draws on extensive correspondence with Ryckmans, as well as his unpublished writings. It has been translated by an internationally renowned French translator Julie Rose (based in Sydney)."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paquet, Philippe
Dewey number
306.092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rose, Julie
  • Barnes, Julian
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leys, Simon
  • Ryckmans, Pierre
  • Leys, Simon
  • Ryckmans, Pierre
  • Authors, Belgian
  • Authors, Belgian
  • Sinologists
  • Historians
  • College teachers
  • Authors, Belgian
  • College teachers
  • Historians
  • Sinologists
  • Australia
  • Belgium
Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Julian Barnes"--Jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-651) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn970393211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 664 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863959209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)970393211
Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Foreword by Julian Barnes"--Jacket cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-651) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn970393211
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 664 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863959209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)970393211

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