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Pietr the Latvian: Inspector Maigret #1 by [Simenon, Georges]
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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
'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' Andre Gide
A supreme writer unforgettable vividness The Independent
'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' The Observer
Compelling, remorseless, brilliant. John Gray
'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' Muriel Spark
'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' Peter Ackroyd
'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' 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.' -- The Guardian

'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' -- Andre Gide

'A supreme writer...unforgettable vividness' -- The Independent

'Superb... The most addictive of writers... A unique teller of tales' -- The Observer

'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' -- John Gray

'A truly wonderful writer... marvellously readable - lucid, simple, absolutely in tune with the workd he creates' -- Muriel Spark

'A novelist who entered his fictional world as it he were a part of it' -- Peter Ackroyd

'Extraordinary masterpieces of the twentieth century' -- John Banville

About the Author

Georges Simenon was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

David Bellos is Director of the Program in Translation and Intercultural Communication at Princeton University and has won many awards for his translations including the Man Booker International Translator's Award (2005). He is the author of Is that a Fish in your Ear: The Amazing Adventure of Translation.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 542 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin (7 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EZEC0TG
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars 96 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,559 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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