Simenon, Georges (-Joseph-Christian)

Simenon, Georges (-Joseph-Christian)
born Feb. 13, 1903, Liège, Belg.
died Sept. 4, 1989, Lausanne, Switz.

Belgian-born French novelist.

During 1923–33 he wrote more than 200 pseudonymous books of pulp fiction. His first novel under his own name was The Case of Peter the Lett (1931), in which he introduced one of the best-known characters in detective fiction, the Parisian police official Inspector Maigret. He wrote some 80 more Maigret novels, as well as about 130 psychological novels, numerous short stories, and autobiographical works, and was one of the most prolific and widely published authors of the 20th century. Simenon's central theme is the essential humanity of even the isolated, abnormal individual and the sorrow at the root of the human condition. Employing a style of rigorous simplicity, he evokes a prevailing atmosphere of neurotic tensions with sharp economy.

Georges Simenon.

© Jerry Bauer

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  • Georges Joseph Christian Simenon — Georges Simenon Pour les articles homonymes, voir Simenon. Georges Simenon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Georges Joseph Christian Simenon — (* 13. Februar 1903 in Lüttich; † 4. September 1989 in Lausanne) war ein weltberühmter französischsprachiger Schriftsteller belgischer Herkunft. Bekannt ist er im deutschsprachigen Raum vor allem als Autor von Kriminalromanen um die Figur des… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Simenon, Georges — ▪ Belgian French author in full  Georges Joseph Christian Simenon  born Feb. 13, 1903, Liège, Belg. died Sept. 4, 1989, Lausanne, Switz.  Belgian French novelist whose prolific output surpassed that of any of his contemporaries and who was… …   Universalium

  • Georges Simenon — noun French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903 1989) • Syn: ↑Simenon, ↑Georges Joseph Christian Simenon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Simenon — noun French writer (born in Belgium) best known for his detective novels featuring Inspector Maigret (1903 1989) • Syn: ↑Georges Simenon, ↑Georges Joseph Christian Simenon • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

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