Maigret's Memoirs

Paperback | April 25, 2017

bySimenon, GeorgesTranslated byHoward Curtis

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A fictional autobiography of Maigret, Georges Simenon’s brilliant detective. The thirty-fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.
 
In this make-believe memoir, Maigret recounts a meeting with the author himself. The account starts with the arrival of Georges Sim, as he is called here, at the Paris Police Judiciaire to soak up atmosphere for his crime novels by dogging the footsteps of Inspector Maigret. The detective is irritated by the audacious young writer who names a character after him and argues that he oversimplifies, in his fiction, the intricate duties of the police investigating a case. Here, Maigret “sets the record straight,” telling readers how he’s different from the invention, and about his courtship and marriage to his beloved Louise. Ingeniously amusing and tender, this is a look inside the mind of the brilliant Maigret like never before.

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A fictional autobiography of Maigret, Georges Simenon’s brilliant detective. The thirty-fifth book in the new Penguin Maigret series.   In this make-believe memoir, Maigret recounts a meeting with the author himself. The account starts with the arrival of Georges Sim, as he is called here, at the Paris Police Judiciaire to soak up atmo...

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. He is best known in the English-speaking world as the author of the Inspector Maigret books. His prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories has made him a household name in continental Europe.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.75 × 5.06 × 0.68 inPublished:April 25, 2017Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0241240174

ISBN - 13:9780241240175

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“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.” —The Guardian (London)“I love reading Simenon. He makes me think of Chekhov.” —William Faulkner “The greatest of all, the most genuine novelist we have had in literature.” — André Gide “A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.” —The Independent (London) “Superb . . . the most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales.” —The Observer (London) “Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.” —John Gray “A truly wonderful writer . . . marvellously readable—lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the work he creates.” —Muriel Spark “A novelist who entered his fictional world as if he were a part of it.” —Peter Ackroyd “Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century.” —John Banville