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Maigret In New York

Author : Georges Simenon
ISBN : 9780141981284
Genre : Fiction
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Maigret's first impressions of the USA colour this sparkling new translation, book twenty-seven of the new Penguin Maigret series. What was it about him that had struck Maigret so forcefully? . . . Little John had cold eyes! . . . Four or five times in his life, he had met people with cold eyes, those eyes that can stare at you without establishing any human contact. Persuaded to sail to New York by a fearful young law student, Maigret finds himself drawn into the city's underworld, and a wealthy businessman's closely guarded past. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant' John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories' Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
Category: Fiction

Maigret Simenon And France

Author : Bill Alder
ISBN : 9781476601069
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was a phenomenally successful author of crime fiction. His 75 Maigret novels and 28 Maigret short stories were published between 1931 and 1972 to great international acclaim (he is the only non-anglophone crime writer to have achieved such renown). His Maigret stories are regarded by many as having established a new direction in crime fiction, emphasizing social and psychological portraiture rather than focussing on a puzzle to be solved or on “action.” This book examines the importance of social class and social change in the Maigret stories, giving a particular emphasis to the early formative novels and the development of plot, characterization and setting. The author seeks to establish the extent to which Simenon’s portrait of French society is historically accurate and the nature of the influence of the author’s own class position and ideology on his fiction.
Category: Literary Criticism

European Writers George Seferis To Yannis Ritsos

Author : William Thomas Hobdell Jackson
ISBN : 068419158X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Volume 12 comprises 22 authoritative essays on important continental European literary figures born between 1900-1929. The essays provide in-depth analyses of the authors' most prominent works, discussing genre, technique, and style, as well as the social, cultural, and political contexts in which the authors lived and wrote. Included are such notable writers as Antoine de Saint Exupery, Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Marguerite Yourcenar, Elio Vittorini, Simone Weil, Ignozio Silone, George Seferis, and others. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism

Icons Of Mystery And Crime Detection From Sleuths To Superheroes 2 Volumes

Author : Mitzi M. Brunsdale
ISBN : 9780313345319
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book provides an introduction to 24 iconic figures, real and fictional, that have shaped the detective/mystery genre of popular literature. • Parallel chronologies placing each of the book's 24 subjects in their historical/cultural context • Individual selected bibliographies for each of the 24 figures plus a selected general bibliography of critical sources treating the genre
Category: Literary Criticism

The Annual Obituary

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ISBN : UOM:49015002850270
Genre : Biography
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Anthony Boucher

Author : Jeffrey Marks
ISBN : 0786483881
Genre : Literary Criticism
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American author, editor, and critic William Parker White, better known to most as Anthony Boucher, made countless contributions to the fields of mystery and science fiction. After beginning his career as a mystery writer at 16, Boucher went on to become a New York Times mystery critic, a host for several radio programs, and the founding editor of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. This comprehensive biobibliography places particular emphasis on the writings and edited publications that established his reputation among readers of science fiction. Several appendices include complete bibliographic citations for Boucher’s novels, articles, short stories, unpublished works, reviews, radio plays, anthologies, translations, and other written works.
Category: Literary Criticism

Georges Simenon Revisited

Author : Lucille Frackman Becker
ISBN : UOM:39015048958634
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Georges Simenon is the creator of the unforgettable character Inspector Maigret, the Parisian police detective who was the central figure in more than a hundred of Simenon's novels, as well as in countless movies and television adaptations. In fact, Simenon is without doubt the most widely published French writer of the twentieth century, and the literary merits of his work have been often obscured by the sheer size of his output: 190 potboilers signed with 17 pseudonyms, 358 novels and short stories signed Simenon, 25 autobiographical works, 30 series of articles published in the French press before and immediately after World War II, and a ballet scenario. Becker devotes serious critical consideration to Simenon's "roman durs," the "hard (problem) novels" that are characterized by an extraordinary blend of narrative skill and psychological insight, and discusses how he effected a transformation of the detective novel genre. A thoughtful, knowledgeable, and highly readable book, Georges Simenon Revisited will be a valuable resource for both scholars and students.
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Georges Simenon

Author : Lucille Frackman Becker
ISBN : UOM:39015010313321
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A biography of the creator of one of the best-known characters in detective fiction, Inspector Maigret, the pipe-smoking Parisian police detective
Category: Biography & Autobiography