Ren? LeysPaperback New York Review Books Classics
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- Publisher: NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS
- Format: Paperback | 240 pages
- Dimensions: 127mm x 201mm x 15mm | 204g
- Publication date: 31 July 2003
- Publication City/Country: New York, NY
- ISBN 10: 1590170415
- ISBN 13: 9781590170410
- Edition statement: Reprint
- Sales rank: 338,988
In this entrancing story of spiritual adventure, a Westerner in Peking seeks the mystery at the heart of the Forbidden City. He takes as a tutor in Chinese the young Belgian Rene Leys, who claims to be in the know about strange goings-on in the Imperial Palace: love affairs, family quarrels, conspiracies that threaten the very existence of the empire. But whether truth-teller or trickster, the elusive and ever-charming Rene presents his increasingly dazzled disciple with a visionary glimpse of "an essential palace built upon the most magnificent foundations."
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"This book's appeal is such that we are held until the end, prisoners of a marvelous ambiguity."