giovedì 6 aprile 2017

SIMENON SIMENON. “MAIGRET IS AFRAID” COMES OUT ON APRIL 6

Some details about the next Penguin translation for Anglophones 

SIMENON SIMENON. “MAIGRET A PEUR” EN ANGLAIS ARRIVE LE 6 AVRIL 
Des détails sur la prochaine traduction de Penguin pour les anglophones 
SIMENON SIMENON. "MAIGRET HA PAURA" IN INGLESE ESCE IL 6 APRILE
Qualche dettaglio sulla prossima traduzione della Penguin per il pubblico anglofono

Maigret is Afraid, Penguin’s English translation of Simenon’s Maigret a peur, will be available through Amazon.co.uk as of April 6, 2017Both paperback and Kindle editions are being released. The opportunity for delivery of the paperback to the USA will appeal to some because the paperback and Kindle editions will not be available from Amazon.com until November 7, 2017.
In contrast, April 6, 2017 holds as the release date for the following other Amazon sources: Australia Kindle; France Kindle; Germany paperback and Kindle; India Kindle; Italy paperback and Kindle; Japan Kindle; Mexico Kindle; Netherlands Kindle; Spain paperback and Kindle.
Unfortunately, the later November 7, 2017 release date pertains to these remaining Amazon sources: Brazil Kindle; Canada paperback and Kindle; China paperback; France paperback; Japan paperback; Mexico paperback.
Be aware the ISBN-13 for this new edition is 978-0241277485, which should facilitate searching for the book from various other sources.  An audio version from Audible.com is not yet visible on the horizon. 
Maigret a peur originally appeared in 1953. The English translation Maigret Afraid not first appear until 1961. Its translator was Margaret Duff then, and now the translator is Ros Schwartz. 
The original work was the 70th in Simenon’s order of publication, and this work is the 42nd in Penguin’s modern series of translations. 
This story is interesting, first, for its three brutal murdersthe victims seem randomly chosen, but the method is the same. Is there an insane serial killer? Then, there are three suicide attempts―only one of which is successful. This one, that of the primary suspect in the murders, appears to be an admission of guilt, but Maigret doesn’t buy into it…. The setting is interesting, too, for its small town nature, especially in its focus on social class issues. 

David P Simmons 

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