Simon Leys

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Pierre Ryckmans (28 September 1935 – 11 August 2014), who also used the pen-name Simon Leys, was a Belgian-Australian writer, sinologist, essayist and literary critic.


(in French unless noted otherwise)

  • Images brisées, Paris: Robert Laffont, 1976.
    • Broken Images: Essays on Chinese Culture and Politics, trans. Steve Cox, New York, St Martin's Press, 1980; London: Allison & Busby, 1981. (English)
  • Orwell, ou l'horreur de la politique, 1984; Paris: Editions Flammarion, 2014.
  • Essais sur la Chine, Paris: Laffont, 1998.