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by Georges Simenon


Georges Simenon - The first cup of coffee

Georges Simenon - The first cup of coffee. He gives himself until 9:00 to write a whole chapter. The first thing I want to say about Dirty Snow is Simenon's ecstatically bleak Dirty Snow teeters on the fulcrum between four and five starness and only just barely comes to rest on the four star side.

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. At sixteen he began work as a journalist on the Gazette de Liege. He moved to Paris in 1922 and became a prolific writer of popular fiction, working under a number of pseudonyms. In 1931 he published the first of the novels featuring Maigret, his most famous and enduring creation.

Dirty Snow" is one of Simenon's hard novels and to call it noir is an understatement. Dirty Snow" is darker than noir, devoid of any light or optimism. In the hands of Simenon it is an absorbing (entertaining seems an inapt word) look at the darker side of life. Frank Friedmaier lives in his mother's brothel in a small apartment building. The brothel is in an unnamed city in occupied France during World War II.

Simenon's books focus on the tensions that lead a person to an extraordinary act such as murder. The third is a 'serious' novel, The Stain on the Snow (1948). Through Maigret, who works primarily from intuition rather than procedural techniques, Simenon explores the psychology of his protagonists. The recently reissued psychological thriller The Blue Room, about a couple whose torrid affair leads to double murder, is also considered one of his best. As a schoolboy he devoured Dumas, Dickens, Balzac, Stendhal, Conrad and Stevenson.

Georges Simenon (1903 - 1989) in 1972. John Banville – long a champion of Simenon – deems The Snow Was Dirty & astonishing work' while The New Yorker declares it to be 'among the best novels of the twentieth century

Georges Simenon (1903 - 1989) in 1972. John Banville – long a champion of Simenon – deems The Snow Was Dirty & astonishing work' while The New Yorker declares it to be 'among the best novels of the twentieth century. This new translation of Simenon's novel is not for the faint-hearted, given its protagonist’s twisted ways and propensity for casual violence.

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The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves. A brilliant new translation of Simenon's critically acclaimed masterpiece. And always the dirty snow, the heaps of snow that look rotten, with black patches and embedded garbage. unable to cover the filth. Nineteen-year-old Frank - thug, thief, son of a brothel owner - gets by surprisingly well despite living in a city under military occupation, but a warm house and a full stomach are not enough to make him feel truly alive in such a climate of deceit and betrayal.

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Автор: Simenon, Georges Название: The Stain on the Snow Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.

Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.

At nineteen, Frank Friedmaier is thief, pimp and murderer. He has never known his father, his mother keeps a brothel. His mind is cold and inhospitable. But Simenon reveals the obsession with self-torture that lurks within it, and explores the intricate psychology of a young criminal, even lending the repellent Frank a chilling grandeur as he faces remorseless interrogation and his fate. A bleak and brilliant masterpiece from Simenon at his superlative best.
Thordibandis
Georges Simenon is rightfully known for his Maigret series of mysteries, which are not particularly heavy, but still hold gravitas. This one-off study of a 19 year-old sociopath in post-war Europe (unnamed country probably Germany or Austria) is the kind of novel that grabs you by the collar and won't let go. The banality of the main character, Frank, and the coldness of his actions had me compelled and terrified. There is an amazing balancing act that Simenon does in describing the heartlessness of Frank and yet keeping the reader from being consumed by Frank's point of view. Depending on who you are, you will identify more or less with Frank. But you won't forget him.
Ffrlel
Anglophones know Simenon from the endless pot-boiler Maigret novels. This one is up several notches on Maigret. Superb atmosphere and setting in wartime occupation. A sort of melange of "Crime and Punishment", "Catcher in the Rye" and "Darkness at Noon" but superior to all three. A movie adaptation was made in 1953 but hard to see how it could do justice to this; the apex of criminal psychological writing.
Stain on the Snow ebook
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