The Resource The hall of uselessness : collected essays, Simon Leys

The hall of uselessness : collected essays, Simon Leys

Label
The hall of uselessness : collected essays
Title
The hall of uselessness
Title remainder
collected essays
Statement of responsibility
Simon Leys
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Simon Leys' cultural and political commentary has long been legendary for its profundity and acerbic wit. In The Hall of Uselessness his most significant essays are finally gathered together, on subjects ranging from China to Orwell, from Quixotism to the sea. Leys feuds with Christopher Hitchens, ponders the popularity of Victor Hugo and analyses whether Nabokov's unfinished novel should ever have been published. He dissects Mao's Cultural Revolution and the Khmer Rouge, and discusses Waugh, Simenon and Confucius. He considers Chinese art, culture and politics, the joys and difficulties of lit
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
A824.3
Index
index present
LC call number
AC25
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The hall of uselessness : collected essays, Simon Leys
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; The Hall of Uselessness (by way of a foreword); Part I: Quixotism; The Imitation of Our Lord Don Quixote; Notes; An Empire of Ugliness; Lies That Tell the Truth; Part II: Literature; Balzac; Notes; Victor Hugo; Notes; Chesterton: The Poet Who Dances With a Hundred Legs; Notes; Portrait of Proteus: A Little ABC of AndrĂ© Gide; Anti-Semitism; Biographical Outline; Character; Choices; Corydon; Daughter; Devil; Dialogue; Herbart; Literature; Madeleine; Proteus; Reality; Sexuality; The Tiny Lady, Maria Van Rysselberghe (1867-1959); Truth; Notes; Malraux
  • Ideological Background: The Cult of the Past in Chinese ThoughtA Case Study: The 'Preface to the Orchid Pavilion'; Postscript; Notes; One More Art: Chinese Calligraphy; Notes; An Introduction to Confucius; The Nature of a Classic; The Analects and the Gospels; Who was Confucius?; The Politics of Confucius; Confucius on Education; The Silences of Confucius; Notes; Poetry and Painting: Aspects of Chinese Classical Aesthetics; Painting and Poetry; Communion with the World; The Power of Emptiness; Notes; Ethics and Aesthetics: The Chinese Lesson; Orientalism and Sinology; Notes; The China Experts
  • Malraux in the PantheonCurtis Cate's Biography of Malraux; Notes; The Intimate Orwell; Politics; The Human Factor; Literature; The Common Man; Fairness; Poverty and Ill-Health; Women; Solid Objects and Scraps of Useless Information -- Trees, Fishes, Butterflies and Toads; The End; Notes; Terror of Babel: Evelyn Waugh; Notes; The Truth of Simenon; The Sins of the Son: The Posthumous Publication of Nabokov's Unfinished Novel; Cunning Like a Hedgehog; The Experience of Literary Translation; Monolingualism or Polyglotism?; Translation: Labours of Love and Luxury Goods; Invisible Man
  • The Wake of an Empty Boat: Zhou EnlaiAspects of Mao Zedong; The Art of Interpreting Non-existent Inscriptions Written in Invisible Ink on a Blank Page; Notes; The Curse of the Man Who Could See the Little Fish at the Bottom of the Ocean; The Cambodian Genocide; Part IV: The Sea; Foreword to The Sea in French Literature; Objects and Limits of this Anthology; Man and the Sea; Notes; In the Wake of Magellan; Notes; Richard Henry Dana and His Two Years Before the Mast; Part V: University; An Idea of the University; A Fable from Academe; Part VI: Marginalia; I Prefer Reading; A Way of Living
  • Translation as a Substitute for Creation (I)A Substitute for Creation (II); A Substitute for Creation (III); A Substitute for Creation (IV); Some Technical Problems; Verbum E Verbo; Sensum Exprimere De Senso; The Test of the Translation; Translatable and Untranslatable; Translations which are Superior to their Originals; On Readers' Rewards and Writers' Awards; Notes; Writers and Money; Overtures; Part III: China; The Chinese Attitude Towards the Past; Spiritual Presence and Physical Absence of the Past in China; Limits of Chinese Antiquarianism; Art Collections
Control code
ocn892125724
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 volume)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781863955850
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34287280
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)892125724
  • ebl1921870842

Library Locations

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