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Simon Leys on Literary Criticism: Why and How

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Simon Leys’ cultural and political commentary has spanned four decades, with no corner of the arts escaping his sharp eye and acerbic wit. Since moving to Australia in 1970 he has become one of the country’s most highly acclaimed writers, with books including The Hall of Uselessness, Other People’s Thoughts, The Death of Napoleon, and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper.

In this special lecture, one of Australia’s most important writers and critics reflects on the how and why of literary criticism.

Featuring

Featuring

Simon Leys

Simon Leys’ books include The Hall of Uselessness: Collected Essays, The Death of Napoleon, Other People’s Thoughts and The Wreck of the Batavia & Prosper. Leys’ writing has appeared in the New York Review of Books, Le Monde, Le Figaro Littéraire, Quadrant and The Monthly. Simon Leys is t... Read more

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The Wheeler Centre

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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