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Publication in France:
20 January 2011

210 pages

Simenon and the women

Michel CARLY

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A fascinating approach to Simenon's life and work, from a feminine angle, by one of the most highly respected experts in the world of Maigret's creator.

Simenon's life and work were highly influenced by his fascination with women and feminine mystery.
After ten years of investigation into novels, memories, letters, youthful writings and naughty tales published in journals, as well as interviews and accounts given by relatives, Michel Carly set out to analyse the connections between the writer's tempestuous life and the many feminine figures that marked it. Far from falling into cliché, this biography offers a reading of Simenon's life and work from a feminine angle, over fifty years of creation.


Michel Carly was born in 1947. He is a research professor, writer, and one of the key specialists on Georges Simenon's work.

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