asymptotejournal
asymptotejournal:

Recommended
The Train by Georges Simenon (1961)translated from the French by Robert BaldickMelville House (reprint edition; 2011)

There were, fundamentally, two competing views of Simenon. He was a hack or he was an artist. Both are half right. The finest things Simenon ever wrote…are not just his best novels; they are among the best novels of the twentieth century.

— Joan Acocella, from her profile of Georges Simenon in the New Yorker (subscribers only)
AEL

asymptotejournal:

Recommended

The Train by Georges Simenon (1961)
translated from the French by Robert Baldick
Melville House (reprint edition; 2011)

There were, fundamentally, two competing views of Simenon. He was a hack or he was an artist. Both are half right. The finest things Simenon ever wrote…are not just his best novels; they are among the best novels of the twentieth century.

— Joan Acocella, from her profile of Georges Simenon in the New Yorker (subscribers only)

AEL