Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories

Maigret, Simenon and France: Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories

by Bill Alder

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786470549
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/26/2012
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Bill Alder is an associate lecturer in French with the Open University in the United Kingdom. He has published articles in English and French on Maigret, Simenon and crime fiction, in American, British and Belgian journals. He lives in the United Kingdom.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Foreword Stephen Knight 1

Preface 5

Introduction 9

Chapter 1 The Fayard Maigret Novels: Narratives, Contexts, Settings and Themes, 1931 21

Chapter 2 The Fayard Maigret Novels: Narratives, Contexts, Settings and Themes, 1932 53

Chapter 3 The Fayard Maigret Novels: Simenon's Perspective 91

Chapter 4 Short Stories and Journalism: Maigret, Simenon and the Crises of the 1930s 114

Chapter 5 What Maigret Did Next 145

Chapter 6 Conclusions 173

Bibliography 197

Index 205

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