When A Long Lost Friend Pays A Visit To Maigret S Office, He Is Shocked To Learn That The Man S Roommate Has Been Murdered With The Help Of His Old Friend, Maigret Delves Into The Life Of The Victim And Finds A Complex Web Of Relationships That Leads Him To The CulpritPenguin Is Publishing The Entire Series Of Maigret Novels In New Translations This Novel Has Been Published In A Previous Translation As Maigret S Boyhood Friend His Artistry Is Supreme John Banville One Of The Greatest Writers Of The Twentieth Century Simenon Was Unequalled At Making Us Look Inside, Though The Ability Was Masked By His Brilliance At Absorbing Us Obsessively In His Stories Guardian
Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written underthan two dozen pseudonyms Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Commissaire Maigret The first novel in the series, Pietr le Letton, appeared in 1931 the last one, Maigret et M Charles, was published in 1972 The Maigret novels were translated into all major languages and several of them were turned into films and radio plays Two television series 1960 63 and 1992 93 have been made in Great Britain.During his American period, Simenon reached the height of his creative powers, and several novels of those years were inspired by the context in which they were written Trois chambres Manhattan 1946 , Maigret New York 1947 , Maigret se f che 1947.Simenon also wrote a large number of psychological novels , such as La neige tait sale 1948 or Le fils 1957 , as well as several autobiographical works, in particular Je me souviens 1945 , Pedigree 1948 , M moires intimes 1981.In 1966, Simenon was given the MWA s highest honor, the Grand Master Award.In 2005 he was nominated for the title of De Grootste Belg The Greatest Belgian In the Flemish version he ended 77th place In the Walloon version he ended 10th place.
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