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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: NYRB Classics; Reprint edition (1 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159017044X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590170441
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 0.9 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 238,768 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Attention should be paid to the New York Review of Books' continuing reissues of Georges Simenon. Simenon was legendary both for his literary skill-four or five books every year for 40 years-and his sexual capacity, at least to hear him tell it. What we can speak of with some certainty are the novels, which are tough, rigorously unsentimental and full of rage, duplicity and, occasionally, justice. Simenon's tone and dispassionate examination of humanity was echoed by Patricia Highsmith, who dispensed with the justice. So far, the Review has published "Tropic Moon, The Man Who Watched Trains Go By, Red Lights, Dirty Snow "and "Three Bedrooms in Manhattan"; "The Strangers in the House" comes out in November. Try one, and you'll want to read more." -"The Palm Beach Post"
"Georges Simenon is a recent discovery for me--not the Maigret books, but what Simenon called his 'romans durs', such as "Dirty Snow" and "Three Bedrooms in Manhattan"-- and hard they are indeed. The latest of these New York Review Books reissues, Tropic Moon (translated from the French by Marc Romano) is a dark masterpiece set among French colonials in heart-of-darkness Gabon in the early 1930s. Cruel, erotic, frightening and superb."
-- John Banville, "The Los Angeles Times"
"Simenon was immensely admired by both Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett...[His novels] compare favourably with the murky grey worlds of James M. Cain, Jim Thompson and Patricia Highsmith with their ambiguous world view of innocents and criminals caught in the whirlpools of fate and struggling to make sense of their existence..."Three Bedrooms in Manhattan" is one of his most erotic and emotionally charged stories."
-- Maxim Jakubowski, "The Times" (London)
""Three Bedrooms in Manhattan" is about how we resist love, how we get dragged into it, spat out, dragged back in against our will....Blinking neon blankets the story in an atmosphere of general decay--in life and trust and the merest possibilit

About the Author

Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liège, Belgium. In 1923 he moved to Paris, where under various pseudonyms he became a highly successful author of pulp fiction. In the early 1930s, Simenon emerged as a writer under his own name, gaining renown for his detective stories featuring Inspector Maigret. He also began to write his psychological novels, or romans durs. He wrote nearly two hundred books under his own name and became the worldwide best-selling.

Joyce Carol Oates, the Roger S. Berlind Professor of Humanities at Princeton, is the author most recently of the forthcoming novel Little Bird of Hope.

Marc Romano is a writer living in New York City.

Lawrence Blochman (1900-1975) was an American writer and a prominent translator of Georges Simenon.



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