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The Resource Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose

Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose

Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds
Title
Simon Leys
Title remainder
navigator between worlds
Statement of responsibility
Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Title variation
Navigator between worlds
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Contributor
Author
Publisher
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. He taught Chinese literature at the Australian National University and was Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Sydney from 1987 to 1993. He died in 2014.Writing in three languages - French, Chinese and English - he played an important political role in revealing the true nature of the Cultural Revolution. His writing on China and on varied literary and cultural topics appeared regularly in the New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, Quadrant and the Monthly, and his books include The Hall of Uselessness, The Death of Napoleon, Other People's Thoughts and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. In 1996 he delivered the ABC's Boyer Lectures. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Mondial Cino Del Duca, the Prix Guizot and the Christina Stead Prize for fiction.This substantial biography - recently published by Gallimard in France to wide acclaim and winning an award from the Académie Francaise - draws on extensive correspondence with Ryckmans, as well as his unpublished writings. It has been translated by an internationally renowned French translator Julie Rose (based in Sydney)
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
VDGV
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paquet, Philippe
Dewey number
848
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rose, Julie
  • La Trobe University
  • Black Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leys, Simon
  • Ryckmans, Pierre
  • Leys, Simon
  • Ryckmans, Pierre
  • Leys, Simon
  • Authors, Belgian
  • Authors, Belgian
  • Sinologists
  • Historians
  • College teachers
Target audience
adult
Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French by Gallimard, 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical refererences and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060770152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 664 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863959209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)970393211
Label
Simon Leys : navigator between worlds, Philippe Paquet ; translated by Julie Rose
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published in French by Gallimard, 2016"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical refererences and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060770152
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 664 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781863959209
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)970393211

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