The Analects of Confucius
ISBN10: 0393316998 ISBN13: 9780393316995 Contributors: Leys, Simon (Translator) Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Oct 1 1997 Pages: 224 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
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.