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by Simon Leys
SIMON LEYS (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970
SIMON LEYS (1935–2014) was the pen name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970. His many awards include the Prix Renaudot, the Prix Femina, the Prix Guizot, and the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction.
Leaving a look-alike behind him on St. Helena, Napoleon is smuggled away on shipboard, passing for a common . Helena, Napoleon is smuggled away on shipboard, passing for a common cabin-hand.
Simon Leys’ many books include The Hall of Uselessness, Chinese Shadows, The Death of Napoleon and Other People’s Thoughts. Fiction Sci-fi & Fantasy Historical. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist
But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist. Booklist An elegant and engaging piece of alternative history, gently tragic and wryly comic. D. J. Enright, The Times Literary Supplement A small masterpiece. So much spirit, so much insolence, and so much emotion joined in so few pages overwhelmingly earn the reader’s enthusiasm and praise
The Death of Napoleon book.
The Death of Napoleon book. Simon Leys was the pen name of the renowned Sinologist Pierre Ryckmans, one chosen to avoid issues on his trips to China from his forthright opinions (no fan of Maoism, he clashed with leftist Parisian intellectuals of the time). His 1986 novel La Mort de Napoleon was translated into As he bore a vague resemblance to the Emperor, the sailors on board the Hermann-Augustus Stoeffer had nicknamed him Napoleon. And so, for convenience, that is what we shall call him. Besides, he was Napoleon.
While in limbo, Napoleon finds himself visiting Waterloo, which has become a tourist attraction, hijacked by liars who profit by telling stories about how well they knew the great Emperor personally.
The death of Napoleon. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. by. Leys, Simon, 1935-. Napoleon I, Emperor of the French, 1769-1821. Sydney : Allen & Unwin.
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But The Death of Napoleon is also a fable, and Simon Leys is an expert fabulist. An elegant and engaging piece of alternative history, gently tragic and wryly comic. Enright, The Times Literary Supplement. So much spirit, so much insolence, and so much emotion joined in so few pages overwhelmingly earn the reader's enthusiasm and praise. One closes the book regretfully, sincerely hoping that Simon Leys will not stop there. Corinne Desportes, Le Magazine Litteraire.
The Death of Napoleon (London: Quartet Books, 1991; Sydney: Allen & Unwin Australia, 1991). Other People's Thoughts: Idiosyncratically compiled by Simon Leys for the amusement of idle readers (Melbourne: Black In. 2007). Aspects of Culture (Boyer Lectures, 1996): Lecture 1, "Introduction; Learning"; Lecture 2, "Reading"; Lecture 3, "Writing"; Lecture 4, "Going Abroad and Staying Home". The View from the Bridge: Aspects of Culture (Sydney: ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 1996). The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays (Melbourne: Black In. 2011). Le Studio de l'inutilité (Paris: Flammarion, 2012).
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