Simenon in Court Author:John Raymond Simenon is one of the greatest living literary phenomena, an author of enormous productivity and a remarkably and consistently high standard of excellence. He has been praised by such eminent and disparate writers and critics as Andre Gide, T. S. Eliot, Herbert Read, Thornton Wilder, and Henry Miller, and his influence on the development of the ... more »French novel and the French film is considerable. More important still: few writers in their sixties have displayed such capacity for development and renewal.
A number of critical surveys of Simenon's work have been published in French. John Raymond's study is the first by an English-language critic. It combines objective appraisal with personal choice. Much space is devoted to Simenon's straight novels and to the detective stories built around the celebrated Maigret, to the master's way with plot and style. But Simenon is also approached from a biographical and psychological standpoint. With acute insight, John Raymond scrutinizes his attitude to life and his fellow men, their faults and their tragedies, as it emerges from his novels, giving the key to the phenomenal, universal appeal of his work.
Excellent condition. Jacket has a some edgewear. Included is Simenon's obit taped to the 1st page and a 2-page handwritten list of his books.« less