Black Incorporated, 2010 - Biography & Autobiography - 83 pages
"With Stendhal is a delightful composite portrait of one of the world's great novelists. Simon Leys introduces and translates into English for the first time three linked pieces: the recollections of Stendhal's famous friend Prosper Mérimée, the impressions of novelist George Sand, and a recently discovered piece by Stendhal himself, a whimsical list of the supernatural powers he wished he possessed. Together they illuminate the life and mind of a colourful hyper-romantic, given to duelling, bantering and falling in love, for whom boredom was a sin and hypocracy a crime."--Publisher's description.
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With StendhalUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Don't be confused but Pierre Ryckmans, whose pen-name is Simon Leys (The Death of Napoleon, The Wreck of the Batavia and Prosper), has written about 19th-century novelist Henri Beyle, whose pen-name ... Read full review