RARA-AVIS: Re: paul theroux on simenon

From: jacquesdebierue ( jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 18 Mar 2008

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, sonny <sforstater@...> wrote:
> intro to nyrb edition of 'the widow'

Thanks, very good article. Simenon didn't win the Nobel, neither did Greene, and probably Leonard won't either. What a shame. Maybe Cormac McCarthy will win it. That would be a satisfaction for many hardboiled fans.

As to Simenon, he was outstanding. Yes, he was prolific, but I have not encountered any second-rate stuff by him. He kept Maigret going through character and the Maigrets remained interesting, quite the feat.



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