Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955889639 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India

Notes from the Hall of Uselessness

Simon Leys

Simon Leys

Distributed for Sylph Editions

44 pages | 5 9/10 x 9 1/2 | © 2008
Paper $19.00 ISBN: 9780955889639 Published October 2012 World sales rights except India
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.

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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