lunedì 20 gennaio 2020
“MAIGRET AND MONSIEUR CHARLES". THE DENOUEMENT HAS FINALLY ARRIVED
The Budapest Times - "Pietr the Latvian" was first published by Belgian author Georges Simenon in French in 1931 as "Pietr-le-Letton", and "Maigret and Monsieur Charles" came out as "Maigret et Monsieur Charles" in 1972. In the 41 years between, the original novels were translated from the French into many world languages and sold in the millions, making Simenon an author of considerable note. When it comes to the world's greatest fictional detectives, his Detective Chief Inspector Jules Maigret of the Police Judiciaire in Paris is up there with Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot, Miss Marple, Nero Wolfe and ... well, add your favourite.
Penguin's plan for one of its most extensive and ambitious series launches ever was to reissue all 75 books in paperback chronologically one a month. And every book was to have what Penguin called an authentic new translation, to bring the reader closer than ever to Simenon's gritty originals. Penguin did not labour the point, but the fresh translations seemed to show that some of the previous translators had been a little, shall we say, fanciful in their efforts...>>>
Pubblicato da Maurizio Testa alle 09:28