RARA-AVIS: Re: Dirty Snow

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 17 Dec 2007

Offhand, I don't know of a bibliography for Simenon that includes all the detail you mention. The closest I've seen is in THE ART OF SIMENON by Thomas Narcejac published in 1950 in France and reprinted
(in updated form) by Routledge & Kegan Paul LTD. in London in 1952. It gives The French title, French publisher, year of first publication, English title, year of publication, English publisher
(most British, some U.S.). The English edition does update into 1952 but this makes one long for a good post-1952 bibliography.

There is a website in English that purports to list all Simenon's books in their British and U.S. first editions. I cannot vouch for it's accuracy as I have not checked it. Translators are also not detailed. One translator to avoid is Geoffrey Sainsbury, who according to Simenon biographer Pierre Assouline commonly changed plot details, psychological profiles of characters, names, and a hodgepodge of other details. Here is the link to the English/U.S. list:


Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "Mark R. Harris"
<brokerharris@...> wrote:
> I just finished reading Georges Simenon's intense noir novel Dirty
> Snow, in the Marc Romano/Louise Varese translation published by New
> York Review Books, and I can recommend it unqualifiedly.
> Does anyone know of a good bibliography of Simenon's non-Inspector
> Maigret work, either online or elsewhere in print?
> The most helpful sort of bibliography from my point of view would
> include the original French titles, years of publications, and
> pseudonyms if any; plus detailed information about all of the
> translations into English (there are multiples on many Simenon
> titles). OK, so I am asking for a lot.
> Best,
> Mark

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