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Simenon: Selected Biographies, Bibliographies, Critical Works

Alavoine, Becker, Bresler, Fabre, Foord, Forest, Franck, Garis, Gauteur, Graf, Haining, Lacassin, Lemoine, Narcejac, Piron, Rutten, Simenon, Vandromme, Young

Bernd Fischer's "Bibliography of Works about Simenon 1939-2007"
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Alavoine, Bernard. 1998. Georges Simenon: Parcours d'une œuvre. 184 pp, 20 cm, pbk, Amiens. Encrage. ISBN: 2-906389-87-0.
_____. 1999. Les enquêtes de Maigret, de Georges Simenon, Lectures des textes. 120 pp, 20 cm, pbk, Amiens. Encrage. ISBN: 2-911576-15-2.

Assouline, Pierre. 1997. Simenon: A Biography. translated by Jon Rothschild. xiii,447 pp, 25 cm, 1st American edition, New York. Knopf (UK: Chatto & Windus). ISBN: 0-679-40285-3.
Becker, Lucille F. 1977. Georges Simenon. [Twayne's world authors series; TWAS 456. France]. 171 pp, 21 cm, includes index. bibliography: p. 153-165. Boston. Twayne Publishers. ISBN: 0805762930.

_____. 1999. Georges Simenon Revisited. 188 pp, 22 cm, 1st, New York. Twayne Publishers. ISBN: 0-8057-4557-2.

Bresler, Fenton S. 1983. The Mystery of Georges Simenon: a biography. x, 260 pp, 24 cm, [24] p. of plates. New York. Beaufort Books. ISBN: 0825301459 ($18.95).

Courtine, Robert J. 1987. Madame Maigret's Recipes. With a Letter-Preface by Georges Simenon. translated from the French by Mary Manheim. 183 pp, 22.8 cm, pbk, ill. drawings by Nikolaus E. Wolff. index. New York. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich ("A Helen and Kurt Wolff book"). ISBN: 0-15-65017-24.

Eskin, Stanley G. 1987. Simenon, a Critical Biography. 304 pp, 24 cm, pbk, includes bibliographies, filmography (287-291), index. [16] p. of plates. Jefferson, N.C. McFarland. ISBN: 0-89950-281-4 ($24.95).
Fabre, Jean. 1981. Enquête sur un enquêteur: Maigret. Un essai de sociocritique. iii, 307 pp, 21 cm, (Etudes sociocritiques), bibl. [299]-302. Montpellier. C.E.R.S.
Foord, Peter. 1988. Georges Simenon: A Bibliography of the British First Editions, in hardback and paperback, and of the principal French and American editions, with a guide to their value. compiled by Peter Foord, and edited by Richard Williams and Sally Swan. 84 pp, 21 cm, pbk. 1st edition. January, 1988, 300 copies, South Humberside DN15 0BE, ENGLAND. The Dragonby Press, 15 High Street, Dragonby, Scunthorpe.
Forest, Jean. 1994. Notre-Dame de Saint-Fiacre, ou, L'affaire Maigret. (Faculté des lettres, Université de Sherbrooke). 190 pp, 23 cm, includes index. Montréal, Québec, Canada. Presses de l'Université de Montréal. ISBN: 2-7606-1611-8.
_____. 1994. Les archives Maigret: répertoire analytique complet de ses cent sept enquêtes. 288 pp, 23 cm, Montréal. Presses de l'Université de Montréal. ISBN: 2-7606-1614-2.

Franck, Frederick. 1970. Simenon's Paris. Text by Georges Simenon. Drawings by Frederick Franck. 191 pp, 32 cm, Translation of Le Paris de Simenon. illus. (part col.), map (on lining papers), port. bibliographical references. New York. Dial Press. ISBN: 0-85223-008-7.
Garis, Leslie. 1984. Simenon's Last Case. in: The New York Times Magazine, p. 20, April 22, 1984.
Gauteur, Claude. 1990 (1991). Simenon au Cinema. 128 pp, 24 cm, Paris. Didier Hatier. ISBN: 2-87088-716-7.
_____. 1992. Simenon à l'écran. 64 pp, 19.5 cm, supplément au tome 25 de TOUT SIMENON. Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2-258-03531-7.

Graf, Christine. 1996. The Cafés of Paris. 172 pp, 21.5 cm, (Chapter 4: "Maigret's Cafés", pp 39-50). New York. Interlink Books. ISBN: 1-56656-201-5.
Haining, Peter [1940-]. 1994. The complete Maigret: from Simenon's original novels to Granada's much acclaimed TV series. 127 pp, 25 cm, [Granada Television], ill. (some col.). filmography: p. 116-127. index. London. Boxtree. ISBN: 1-85283-447-1.
Henry, Gilles. 1977. Commissaire Maigret qui êtes-vous? 285 pp, 21 cm, [4] leaves of plates: ill. Bibliography: p. 269-[270]. Paris. Plon. ISBN: 2-259-00234-x.
Lacassin, Francis & Gilbert Sigaux. 1973. Simenon. 482 pp, 20.5 cm, Paris. Plon.
Lacassin, Francis. 1988. Simenon aux Presses de la Cité. 32 pp, 20 cm, supplément au tome 5 de TOUT SIMENON. Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2-258-03272-5.
_____. 1991. Simenon 1931: la naissance de Maigret. 32 pp, 20 cm, supplément au tome 17 de TOUT SIMENON. Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2258032725.
_____. 1992. La vraie naissance de Maigret: autopsie d'une légende. 168, [4] pp, 23 cm, pbk, includes bibliographical references (p. 163-[169]). Monaco. Editions du Rocher. ISBN: 2268013774 ($20.00).
Lemoine, Michel. 1985. Index des personnages de Georges Simenon. 695 pp, 21.5 cm, pbk, Bruxelles. Archives du Futur. ISBN: 2-8040-0119-9.

Marnham, Patrick. 1992. The Man Who Wasn't Maigret: a portrait of Georges Simenon. xviii, 346 pp, 24 cm, [32] p. of plates. includes bibliographical references and index. New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux. ISBN: 0374201714 ($27.50).
Narcejac, Thomas. 1950 (2000). Le cas Simenon. Préface de Francis Lacassin. 224 pp, 21.5 cm, Bordeaux. Le Castor Astral. ISBN: 2-85920-389-3.
_____. 1952. The Art of Simenon. 178 pp, 19 cm, (trans. by Cynthia Rowland of Le cas Simenon, first published in France, 1950.). London. Routledge & Kegan Paul.
Piron, Maurice. 1983. L'Univers de Simenon. with Michel Lemoine. 492 pp, 24 cm, pbk, Paris. Presses de la Cité. ISBN: 2-258-01152-3.

Raymond, John. 1969. Simenon in Court. 178 pp, 22.2 cm, New York. Harcourt Brace & World.
Rutten, Mathieu. 1986. Simenon: Ses origines, sa vie, son oeuvre. 481 pp, 24 cm, pbk, [orig. pub. in Dutch, translated into French. new edition augmented by author. 115 plates, bibliog...]. Nandrin, Belgium. Wahle et Cie. ISBN: 2-87011-004-9.

Simenon, Georges. 1970 (1971). When I Was Old. translated by Helen Eustis. 343 pp, 21.5 cm, New York. Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, Inc. ISBN: 0-15-195950-1.

_____. 1976. Letter to my mother. translation of Lettre à ma mère by Ralph Manheim. 91 pp, 22 cm, London. Hamish Hamilton.

_____. 1984. Intimate memoirs: including Marie-Jo's book. translation of Mémoires intimes by Harold J. Salemson. A Helen and Kurt Wolff book, San Diego. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich. ISBN: 0151448922.
Vandromme, Pol. 1962. Georges Simenon. 80 pp, 18 cm, Collection Protraits 2, Bruxelles. Pierre de Méyère, Éditeur.

Young, Trudee. 1976. Georges Simenon: a checklist of his "Maigret" and other mystery novels and short stories in French and English translations. [The Scarecrow author bibliographies; no. 29]. iii, 153 pp, 23 cm, Includes indexes. Metuchen, N.J. Scarecrow Press. ISBN: 0810809648.

   Comments on bibliographies in Trudee Young (1976):

'The most complete bibliographies of Simenon's first editions and pseudonymous works are those compiled by A. Grisay and C. Menguy and published in the Belgian serial Livre et l'Estampe (Societe des Bibliophiles et Iconophiles de Belgique).'

'The Fallois bibliography... is very helpful in locating pseudonymous works, critical studies, nonfiction, Maigret and non-detective novels written under his real name before 1960.'

'The Narcejac bibliography is not as complete as the one by Fallois, but is useful in locating English translations, as his list includes both the French first editions and the English translations (including the imprint and date of publication for both).'

'...John Raymond's bibliography to locate both the French titles and English translations published up to 1967.'


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