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The House of Anxiety

Now in English! A translation of Simenon's pseudonymous Maigret novel, La Maison de l'inquiétude written in 1929 under the name "Georges Sim."

 

Colloque international
  • Institut français de Florence
  • Centre d'Études sur la Littérature Belge de Langue Française de l'Université de Bologne
  • Centre de recherches sur l'intervention psychothérapeutique de Florence
  • Municipalité de Florence
  • Région Toscane

Diagnostic et détection: méthodes comparées

20 papers on Maigret: 13 in French, 7 in Italian
3 translated into English, more coming...
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LES ÉCRITURES
DE MAIGRET

Florence, 15-16 novembre 1996
Piazza Ognissanti, 2

 

An anthropologist looks at Maigret and drinking:

Maigret's Paris, Conserved and Distilled

by Dr. Lisa Anne Gurr

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Wayne State University

in: Constructive Drinking: Perspectives on Drink from Anthropology,pp. 220-236.
Edited by Mary Douglas. Cambridge: © Cambridge University Press, 1987.

 

John Boe, Ph.D. Simenon, Apollo and Dionysus: A Jungian Approach to the Mystery in: "Murder Ink: The Mystery Reader's Companion" by Dilys Winn. pp 444-446. Workman Publishing, New York. 1977.

 

A Maigret... but not by Simenon:

About Maigret and the Stolen Papers

by Julian Symons,
from his Great Detectives: Seven Original Investigations. Illustrated by Tom Adams. Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, New York. 1981.

 

Another Maigret... but not by Simenon:

L'Avant-Dernière Enquête de Maigret

by Boileau-Narcejac (Pierre Boileau and Thomas Narcejac),
which appeared in their

Usurpation d'identité, 1983. p.167-187.
Editions J'ai Lu,
31, rue de Tournon, 75006 Paris,

translated here by Stephen Trussel as:

Maigret's Next-to-Last Case

 

Another Maigret pastiche:

Maigret au Fouquet's

by Robert J. Courtine

 

A non-Maigret Maigret:

The Man Who Read Georges Simenon

by William Brittain

Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, January 1975

 

from

Alexandre Vialatte's No H for Natalie


The Paradoxical M. Maigret

1995

translated by Stephen Trussel from:

Le paradoxal M. Maigret

 


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George Grella's

Simenon and Maigret

Miron Grindea's

Simenon — cet inconnu

(in English)

in ADAM, International Review
Editor: Miron Grindea
Nos. 328-330
1969

coinciding with the publication of the 200th "simenon".
The cover shows Simenon's calendar for Il y a encore des noisetiers, #200.

 


Simenon at the Quai des Orfèvres
photo by Hubert Le Campion

Michael Mok's

In Maigret's Paris with the man who invented it

in Life, May 9, 1969, pp. 43-49

coinciding with the publication of the 200th "Simenon".

 

Simenon's Menaces de mort

The Maigret short story Menaces de mort has never been published in English. Originally serialized in 6 parts in Révolution national in 1942, it didn't appear in print again until Tout Simenon, the complete works, 50 years later. Even Jean Forest's otherwise comprehensive Les Archives Maigret doesn't have a summary. Here's my translation and notes as:

Death Threats

 

Simenon's L'Improbable Monsieur Owen

The Maigret short story L'Improbable Monsieur Owen has never been published in English. First published in Police Roman magazine in N° 12, July 15, 1938, it didn't appear in print again until Œuvres Complètes, 1967-73. Here's my translation and notes as:

The Unlikely Monsieur Owen

 

Simenon's Ceux du Grand-Café

Ceux du Grand-Café is the remaining Maigret short story unpublished in English. First published in Police-Film/Police-Roman magazine in August, 1938, it didn't appear in print again until Œuvres Complètes, 1967. Here's my translation as:

The Group at the Grand-Café

 

Maigret in Translation

Some interesting differences in Maigret translations...

 

Maigret and the (Canadian) Law

§10(a) of the Charter and the novels of Georges Simenon, By Gilles Renaud, Ontario Court of Justice (Provincial Division). An article on Canadian Law from Skurka & Pringle's Defence Brief site.

Law/Simenon articles by Judge Gilles Renaud:

 

Simenon's Last Case, by Leslie Garis. New York Times Magazine, April 22, 1984. "The Belgian writer Georges Simenon is well known for mystery novels, but nothing could have prepared his readers for the devastating personal tragedy in his 'Intimate Memoires,' which is now being published in the United States."

 

Georges Simenon's Maigret Books,
featured article by Helen MacLeod in the October, 1984 issue No. 8 of Book and Magazine Collector, including a collector's pricelist.


Georges Simenon and 'Maigret',
featured article by Crispin Jackson in the May, 1992 issue No. 98 of Book and Magazine Collector, including a collector's pricelist.

 

SIMENON ON THE SCREEN

Has Not Been So Successful As
He Has Been In Print

By JACK EDMUND NOLAN

Films in Review
August-September 1965
pp 419-437

 

Life Magazine, November 3, 1958

Henry Anatole Grunwald's

World's Most Prolific Novelist


Life Magazine, May 9, 1969

Michael Mok's

In Maigret's Paris
with the man who invented it

 

Paris Match   (N°346), November 26, 1955, p 90-95
 

SIMENON PASSE AUX AVEUX

translation into English:

SIMENON CONFESSES

André Parinaud

Photographic Report:
Jean-Paul Ollivier, Edward Quinn

 

Paris Match April 8, 1967, p 104-107

Simenon vous raconte Simenon

and my translation into English:

Simenon on Simenon

Interview: Gilbert Graziani

Photos: Philippe Le Tellier

Paris Match March 27, 1981, p 56-59

Paul Giannoli's

Simenon:
"J'ai choisi d'être pauvre"

and my translation into English:

Simenon:
"I've chosen to be poor"

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