With Stendhal by Simon Leys | Black Inc.

With Stendhal

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Simon Leys

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 …

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Praise for With Stendhal

‘As brilliant as it is surprising, With Stendhal is the most pleasurable and thought-provoking nonfiction book I have read this year.’ —Sydney Morning Herald


‘This is a gorgeous miniature of a book, full of wisdom, wit and wild surmise’ —Age


‘A charming, nostalgic journey into a lost world’ —Bookseller+Publisher

‘Original, adventurous, often funny’ —Australian


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