Maigret Lognon and the Gangsters

Maigret  Lognon and the Gangsters

Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian Inspector Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just ...

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780241250662

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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“One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequaled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.” —The Guardian Inspector Maigret goes up against a group of American gangsters and finds he just might have met his match In Maigret’s latest adventure, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice, despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. As the stakes get higher, Maigret must rely on intel from his FBI friend in Washington, D.C., as well as his own ingenuity, to smoke the Americans out before they can complete the job and silence his star witness—permanently.
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Maigret Lognon and the Gangsters

Maigret  Lognon and the Gangsters

Inspector Maigret #39 Georges Simenon. Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters o Georges Simenon MAIGRET, LOGNON AND THE GANGSTERS Translated by WILLIAM. Front Cover.

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141982892

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In book thirty-nine of the new Penguin Maigret, the Inspector learns that his hapless colleague Lognon is being menaced by some notorious American mobsters, and he makes it his mission to bring them to justice - despite threatening warnings that he is out of his depth. 'You're a good soul, inspector, and when you're up against the second-rate criminals you get here in Paris, you're a crack policeman. But this business isn't for you. These guys play rough and they may hurt you. Just drop it! What concern is it of yours, anyway?' Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new translations. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Inspector Maigret and the Killers. '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 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness' Independent
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French literature on screen

French literature on screen

Written in exile at Simenon's Connecticut home in 1951, the novel entitled Maigret, Lognon et les gangsters (first published 1952) stages a face-off between Maigret and American gangsters on the streets of Paris, with the unlucky ...

Author: Homer B. Pettey

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9781526133168

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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This collection presents new essays in the complex field of French literary adaptation. Using a variety of textual and interpretive approaches, it sheds light on issues of gender, sexuality, class, politics and social conventions while acknowledging a range of contexts, from the commercial to the archival and the aesthetic. The chapters, written by eminent international scholars, run chronologically from The Count of Monte Cristo through Proust and Bonjour, Tristesse to Philippe Djian’s Oh... (adapted for the screen as Elle). Collectively, they fill a need for contemporary discussions on the significance of France’s literary representations in the history of global cinema.
Categories: Performing Arts

Maigret Simenon and France

Maigret  Simenon and France

His final sustained dealings with the New World, in the form of American organized crime, come in Maigret, Lognon et les gangsters (1952). These criminals are better organized and more ruthless than in the milieu of Pigalle with which ...

Author: Bill Alder

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601069

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was a phenomenally successful author of crime fiction. His 75 Maigret novels and 28 Maigret short stories were published between 1931 and 1972 to great international acclaim (he is the only non-anglophone crime writer to have achieved such renown). His Maigret stories are regarded by many as having established a new direction in crime fiction, emphasizing social and psychological portraiture rather than focussing on a puzzle to be solved or on “action.” This book examines the importance of social class and social change in the Maigret stories, giving a particular emphasis to the early formative novels and the development of plot, characterization and setting. The author seeks to establish the extent to which Simenon’s portrait of French society is historically accurate and the nature of the influence of the author’s own class position and ideology on his fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Maigret s World

Maigret  s World

of peter the lett, the case of peter the lett, Maigret and the enigmatic lett, pietr the latvian LIB Liberty Bar, liberty bar, Maigret on the riviera LOG Maigret, Lognon et les gangsters, inspector Maigret and the killers, Maigret and ...

Author: Murielle Wenger

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476669779

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 384

"Georges Simenon's 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Chief Inspector Jules Maigret provide us with a great deal of information about the French police detective--but only in small, episodic doses. This book presents all the canonical facts and details about the detective and his world in one place"--
Categories: Literary Criticism

Simenon

Simenon

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters/Maigret, Lognon et les Gangsters, 1951, translated by William Hobson (also translated as Inspector Maigret and the Killers and Maigret and the Gangsters) Plot: Inspector Lognon is as unlucky as ever.

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857305145

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

View: 519

The legendary Georges Simenon was the most successful and influential writer of crime fiction in a language other than English; André Gide called him 'the greatest French novelist of our times'. Celebrated crime fiction expert Barry Forshaw's informed and lively study draws together Simenon's extraordinary life and his work on both page and screen. By the time of Simenon's death in 1989, his French copper Maigret had become an institution, rivalled only by Sherlock Holmes. The pipe-smoking Inspector of Police is a quietly spoken observer of human nature who uses the techniques of psychology on those he encounters (both the guilty and the innocent) - with no rush to moral condemnation. Simenon's non-Maigret standalone books are among the most commanding in the genre, and, as a trenchant picture of French society, his concise novels collectively offer up a fascinating analysis. And his influence on an army of later crime writers is incalculable. Alongside his own considerable insights, Barry Forshaw has interviewed people who worked either with Simenon or on his books: publishers, editors, translators, and other specialist writers. He has created a literary prism through which to appreciate one of the most distinctive achievements in the whole of crime fiction.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Maigret s Madwoman

Maigret s Madwoman

Maigret, Lognon and the Gangsters Maigret's Revolver Maigret and the Man on the Bench Maigret is Afraid Maigret's Mistake Maigret Goes to School Maigret and the Dead Girl Maigret and the Minister Maigret and the Headless Corpse Maigret ...

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241304334

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'He hadn't seen her arrive. She had stopped on the pavement a few steps away from him and was peering into the courtyard of the Police Judiciaire, where the small staff cars were parked. She ventured as far as the entrance, looked the officer up and down, then turned round and walked away towards the Pont-Neuf' When an old lady tells Maigret someone has been moving things in her apartment, she is dismissed as a fantasist - until a schocking event proves otherwise. 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian
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Maigret in Vichy

Maigret in Vichy

Maigret , Lognon and the Gangsters Maigret's Revolver Maigret and the Man on the Bench Maigret is Afraid Maigret's Mistake Maigret Goes to School Maigret and the Dead Girl Maigret and the Minister Maigret and the Headless Corpse Maigret ...

Author: Georges Simenon

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241304228

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 982

'The father of contemporary European detective fiction' Ann Cleeves 'What else did they have to do with their days? They ambled around casually. From time to time, they paused, not because they were out of breath but to admire a tree, a house, the play of light and shadow, or a face.' While taking a much-needed rest cure in Vichy with his wife, Maigret feels compelled to help with a local investigation, unravelling the secrets of the spa town's elegant inhabitants. This novel has been published in a previous translation as Maigret Takes the Waters. 'His artistry is supreme' John Banville 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century' Guardian
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