Notes From The Hall Of Uselessness

Simon Leys


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Sylph Editions
4 January 2013
ISBN: 9780955889639
44 pages

From the publisher

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.