The Analects of Confucius

Confucius (Author), Simon Leys (Translator)

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

In this terse, brilliant translation, Simon Leys restores the human dimension to Confucius. He emerges a full-blooded character with a passion for politics and a devotion to the ideals of a civilization he saw in decline. Leys's notes draw Confucius into conversation with the great thinkers of the Western tradition. In all, this volume provides new readers the perfect introduction to a classic work.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 1997
  • ISBN 978-0-393-31699-5
  • 5 × 7.7 in / 256 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

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