John Simenon: "I see Maigret as an incarnation of my father"
At the age of 70, the fruit of a family history peppered with dramas, including the suicide of his sister Marie-Jo, John Simenon, Georges' second son, has been managing his father's work for twenty-five years.mentions Commissioner Maigret.
Madame Bovary was Flaubert, was Maigret Simenon?
He always defended himself against it.But the more things went, the more he and the commissioner had points in common.I see Maigret as an incarnation of my father, almost a pseudonym.Simenon wanted to cover his tracks., in ten years of writing popular novels under pseudonyms, learned to tell a story.He still had to talk about man.And, at first, he sent Maigret to explore the human soul in his stead.he felt pretty sure of himself at this level too, he abandoned Maigret to start writing his “hard novels”.
Many say that the Maigrets' plots are actually quite weak ...
No.The intrigue, in the Maigrets, is the search for the man behind the crime.Maigret defines himself [in Un Echec de Maigret (1956)] as a "mender of destinies".This vocation that my father, coming from a difficult family where madness lurked, would have liked to have, we find her at Maigret's.
What makes Maigret so unique? He is the most famous French thriller character, ahead of Fantômas, Arsène Lupine or M.Lecoq ...
Maigret is undoubtedly the first police officer to become a hero of a novel, and he quickly became so to the whole world, since the first two novels were immediately translated in the United States, England and Italy.
Posted Date: 2020-11-22