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"What a pleasure to read a real writer...The Death of Napoleon is utterly satisfying sentence by sentence and scene by scene, but it is also compulsively readable...By giving us a Napoleon who cannot find how to retrieve [his public] face, Simon Leys throws light on our universal need to bring inner and outer reality together, to understand who we really are. --Gabriel Josipovici, The Times Literary Supplement"I am glad to report that Simon Leys's The Death of Napoleon has one hell of an idea--the absurdity of trying to retrieve time or glory--and is written with the grace of a poem." --Edna O'Brien, The Sunday Times
Simon Leys (1935-2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian Na-tional University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. Leys was a contributor to such publications as The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, and Le Figaro Littéraire, writing on literature and contemporary China. Among his books are Chinese Shadows, Other People's Thoughts, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In addition to The Death of Napoleon NYRB publishes The Hall of Uselessness, a collection of essays, and On the Abolition of All Political Parties, an essay by Simone Weil that Leys translated and edited. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.Patricia Clancy has received several translation prizes, including the British Independent Prize for Foreign Fiction for her co-translation of The Death of Napoleon and the Scott Moncrieff Prize for her 1999 translation of The Black Room at Longwood: Napoleon's Exile on Saint Helena by Jean-Paul Kauffmann.
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Book Description Quartet Books Ltd, 1991. Hardback. Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Seller Inventory # GOR004529971
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Book Description Quartet Books Ltd.,, London, 1991. Hardback. Condition: Fine. First U.k. Edition. Hardback. Dust Jacket. 8vo. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered silver at the spine. ISBN: 0704327864 Pages: 105 Fine in fine dust jacket. Seller Inventory # C73751
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