sabato 12 ottobre 2019

SIMENON SIMENON "REPORT" - PENGUIN PRESS CELEBRATES 75th MAIGRET NOVEL TRANSLATIONS AND REVEALS COVER

The Bookseller - 11/10/2019 - Katherine Cowdrey
Penguin Press is preparing to conclude a long-term publishing project to re-translate all 75 novels in Belgian-French writer Georges Simenon’s Maigret series after committing to publish a book a month six years ago, and has revealed the cover for the final book. Since 2013, 10 translators have worked on the translations of the classic series of novels about ingenious Paris detective Jules Maigret: David Bellos, the late Anthea Bell, Linda Coverdale, David Coward, Howard Curtis, Will Hobson, Sian Reynolds, Ros Schwartz, David Watson and Shaun Whiteside. While between them ensuring consistency of approach, the series' distinctive look was achieved through Penguin Press's loyalty to a single photographer for its choice of covers: Magnum photographer Harry Gruyaert. Images from the 75-year-old's archive were used for every book jacket in the series and for its close he shot a fresh image mirroring the jacket of the very first book in the collection. Signing off with a flourish, the cover unveiled for the final 75th book, Maigret and Monsieur Charles, due out in January 2020, shows the inspector figure turning away on the Quai Des Orfevres, where Maigret was famously stationed, capturing the end of series...>>>

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