martedì 2 agosto 2016

SIMENON SIMENON. “MADAME MAIGRET’S FRIEND: INSPECTOR MAIGRET COMES OUT ON AUGUST 4

Some details about the next Penguin translation for Anglophones. 

SIMENON SIMENON. “LAMIE DE MADAME MAIGRET EN ANGLAIS ARRIVE LE 4 AOUT 
Des détails sur la prochaine traduction de Penguin pour les anglophones
SIMENON SIMENON. "L'AMICA DELLA SIGNORA MAIGRET" IN INGLESE  ARRIVA IL 4 AGOSTO
Alcuni particolari sulla prossima traduzione della Pengin per gli anglofoni

Madame Maigret’s Friend, Penguin’s English translation of Simenon’s L’amie de Madame Maigret, will be available through Amazon in the UK as of August 4, 2016. Both paperback and Kindle editions are expected. (An audio version from Audible.com is not yet visible on the horizon.) Preorder options already exist, so one does not have to ‘wait’ to get onboard. The preorder prices are £7.99 and £4.99 respectively. The opportunity for delivery to the USA will appeal to some because paperback and Kindle editions from Amazon.com will not be available until March 28, 2017. Taking the UK option adds a cost of $9.24 and a transatlantic trip of 7 to 10 days to get the book in hand. A projection on the book’s availability to Anglophones from other Amazon sources throughout the world follows in alphabetical order: 
August 4, 2016: Australia Kindle; Brazil Kindle; China Kindle; France Kindle; Germany paperback and Kindle; India Kindle; Italy paperback and Kindle; Mexico Kindle; Netherlands Kindle; Spain paperback and Kindle. 
March 28, 2017: Canada paperback and KindleFrance paperbackJapan paperback and Kindle; Mexico paperback. 
L’amie de Madame Maigret originally appeared in 1950, but the English translation (as Madame Maigret’s Own Case, but later Madame Maigret’s Friendand even later The Friend of Madame Maigret) did not first appear until 1959. Its translator was Helen Sebba then, and now the translator is Howard Curtis. Be aware the ISBN-13 for this new edition is 978-0241240168. This work is the 61st in Simenon’s original order of publication and the 34th in Penguin’s modern series of translations. I enjoyed this story, in particular, because of Madame Maigret's participation. Picking up on some clues and following some tracks, she plays more than her ordinary supportive role and helps her husband directly. 

David P Simmons

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