9781590176207-1590176200-The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (New York Review Books (Paperback))

The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (New York Review Books (Paperback))

ISBN-13: 9781590176207
ISBN-10: 1590176200
Edition: Reprint
Author: Leys, Simon
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 576 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781590176207
ISBN-10: 1590176200
Edition: Reprint
Author: Leys, Simon
Publication date: 2013
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Format: Paperback 576 pages

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Acknowledged authors Leys, Simon wrote The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (New York Review Books (Paperback)) comprising 576 pages back in 2013. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1590176200 and 9781590176207. Since then The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (New York Review Books (Paperback)) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.82 or rent at the marketplace.

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Simon Leys is a Renaissance man for the era of globalization. A distinguished scholar of classical Chinese art and literature and one of the first Westerners to recognize the appalling toll of Mao’s Cultural Revolution, Leys also writes with unfailing intelligence, seriousness, and bite about European art, literature, history, and politics and is an unflinching observer of the way we live now.

The Hall of Uselessness is the most extensive collection of Leys’s essays to be published to date. In it, he addresses subjects ranging from the Chinese attitude to the past to the mysteries of Belgium and Belgitude; offers portraits of André Gide and Zhou Enlai; takes on Roland Barthes and Christopher Hitchens; broods on the Cambodian genocide; reflects on the spell of the sea; and writes with keen appreciation about writers as different as Victor Hugo, Evelyn Waugh, and Georges Simenon. Throughout, The Hall of Uselessness is marked with the deep knowledge, skeptical intelligence, and passionate conviction that have made Simon Leys one of the most powerful essayists of our time.

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