Re: RARA-AVIS: Georges Simenon

Date: 15 Feb 2003


Re your comments below:

> I'm late replying Jim but I've read all the Maigrets
> in French and I can
> confirm the regular guy and the colloquial languate.
> He doesn't speak slang,
> just normal France french. And in his private live
> he is very bourgeois with
> his little wife in the background cooking him his
> meals, taking care of him,
> bowing to his every whims patiently. As for being
> balsy, I think he is
> usually placid enough but when stirred and angry, he
> does have the nerve to
> act on his feelings and lash out at people, whether
> verbally or physically.
> Don't know if I'd label him as tough but he can
> toughen up when need be.

Sounds like he qualifies to me. Thanks for the response.

> p.s. Although I have been lurking and silent, I have
> sent good thoughts your
> mom's way and hope she is continuing to heal.

She is and your good thoughts are most appreciated. Thank you very much.


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