The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys

Reviewed by
February 2012, no. 338
Nick Hordern reviews 'The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays' by Simon Leys

The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys

Black Inc., $49.95 hb, 462 pp, 9781863955324

The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays by Simon Leys

Reviewed by
February 2012, no. 338

Simon Leys is the pen name of the distinguished academic Pierre Ryckmans, who came to notice, first as a sinologist, then as a critic and author. The essays in this collection, composed over more than three decades during which Ryckmans held appointments at the Australian National University and the University of Sydney, cover a wide range of subjects.

Nick Hordern reviews 'The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays' by Simon Leys

The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays

by Simon Leys

Black Inc., $49.95 hb, 462 pp, 9781863955324

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