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Le Soir magazine
February 12, 2003
N° 3686, pp 8-14, 32-33


The father of Maigret
would be 100 today

The Simenon Year


Simenonville remembers...
Simenon in Paris
A star never honored
An immense œuvre
Simenon in the Pléiade
The treasures of the Simenon Collection
Intimate memoirs of a son
His final residence
A life of breaks and changes
On the menu of the Simenon Festival
Simenon's production
They all played Maigret
At the movies, 57 films

original French

The father of Maigret would be 100 today

The Simenon Year

Georges Simenon – who was never admitted into the French Academy – has definitely achieved immortality.

In this year when he would have turned 100, his timeless work is being rediscovered. From his family home in Liège to his final residence in Lausanne, we traverse here the itinerary of his life. His son John presents his image of his father, and specialists in his work paint his portrait. The manifestations of the homage being raised on his 100th birthday, occasion many encounters with this writer, so universal the we often forget he is Belgian.

A dossier by René Henoumont, Joëlle Smets and Alain Van Der Eecken.

Contents

Georges Simenon of Liège – René Henoumont
Simenonville remembers Maigret
Simenon in Paris

Georges Simenon the writer – Joëlle Smets
A star never honored
An immense œuvre
Simenon in the Pléiade
The treasures of the Simenon Collection

Georges Simenon the man – Alain Van Der Eecken
Intimate memoirs of a son
His final residence
A life of breaks and changes


On the menu for the Simenon FestivalJoëlle Smets

Cinema and tv – Bernard Meeus
Simenon's production
They all played Maigret
At the movies, 57 films

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