Simon Leys

Simon Leys is the pseudonym of Pierre Ryckmans, a noted scholar and astringent observer of Chinese culture and politics.

Books by Simon Leys

  1. Book CoverThe Analects


    “Leys has made Confucius speak English more persuasively than any translator to date. His achievement is one of simplicity. . . . Leys sees his task as making the Confucius of the Analects fully persuasive again. He does this brilliantly.”
    —Stephen Owen, The New Republic
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  2. Book CoverThe Analects of Confucius


    "This is the Confucius translation for our time."—Jonathan Mirsky, The Times [London]More