lunedì 29 giugno 2020

SIMENON SIMENON "REPORT" PENGUIN CLASSIC GIVES NEW LIFE TO ALL 75 MAIGRET MYSTERIES



Canada.com - 26/06/2020 - Jamie Portman - One of 20th Century literature’s most revered detectives came to life nine decades ago in a café beside a Dutch canal. Author Georges Simenon would later remember enjoying a drink while sorting through images in his mind: “a large powerfully built gentleman … a pipe … a bowler hat … a thick overcoat.” A gruff but dedicated Parisian policeman was being born — a policeman who would resist use of his first name and prefer to be known simply as Maigret as he prowled the mean dark streets of his creator’s universe. Maigret’s fictional debut in 1930 marked the first instalment of an astonishing literary phenomenon, a grittily compelling mystery series whose devoted fan following would endure into the 21st Century. And now, Maigret and his creator, the incredibly prolific Georges Simenon, have dramatically reaffirmed their potency, courtesy of Penguin Books...>>>

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