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 Special priceOn The Abolition Of All Polictical
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On The Abolition Of All Polictical

Simone Weil, Simon Leys, Czeslaw Milosz

Simone Weil is one of the most intransigent and taxing of spiritual masters, always willing to push her thinking-and us-one step beyond the apparently reasonable in pursuit of the one truth, the one good.

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Other People's Thoughts
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Other People’s Thoughts

Simon Leys

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The Analects of Confucius
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The Analects of Confucius

Confucius, Simon Leys

This is the Confucius translation for our time. -Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]

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The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper
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The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper

Simon Leys

In 1629, the ship Batavia was wrecked on the edge of a coral archipelago. Most people on board escaped, only to become victims of a psychopath who organised a methodical massacre of this hapless community. Leys travelled to the...

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The Death of Napoleon
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The Death of Napoleon

Simon Leys

In this sardonic fable, Napoleon escapes from imprisonment on the Isle of St Helena. Leys writes an elegant, precise prose that ironically evokes the Napoleonic age. His tale can be read as a parable on the folly of hero-worship,...

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With Stendhal
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With Stendhal

Simon Leys

With Stendhal is a delightful portrait of the nineteenth-century French novelist Henri Beyle, better known to us as Stendhal. Two linked texts, introduced, annotated and translated into English for the first time by Simon Leys,...

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Prosper: A Voyage at Sea: Short Black 8
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Prosper: A Voyage at Sea: Short Black 8

Simon Leys

One summer, Simon Leys joined the crew of a tuna-fishing boat in Brittany, one of the last boats working under sail. In this exceptionally beautiful and elegiac essay, he evokes the traditions, hardships and dangers of the oldest...

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The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays
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The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

Simon Leys

A new paperback edition of this essential collection of essays from an eminent critic. Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades, with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit.

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The Hall Of Uselessness
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The Hall Of Uselessness

Simon Leys

The Hall of Uselessness is an illuminating compendium from a brilliant and quirky writer and an exemplary global voice.

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Le bonheur des petits poissons
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Le bonheur des petits poissons

Simon Leys

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Ange Et Le Cachalot. Essais(l')
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Ange Et Le Cachalot. Essais(l')

Simon Leys

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The Two Acrobats
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The Two Acrobats

Jeanne Ryckmans, Pierre Ryckmans, Simon Leys

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The Analects
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The Analects

Confucius, Michael Nylan (University of California at Berkeley), Simon Leys

Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this...

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