If you’ve read Georges Simenon’s classic of existential noir Dirty Snow you will probably believe there was mutual influence between Simenon. Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow, a noir chronicle of a mean, vicious soul, is anything but the feel-good read of the summer. But novelist Jim. Georges Simenon is reasonably well-known as the Belgian author of the Maigret detective stories, but deserves to be a good deal more famous.

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CIS: Georges Simenon’s Dirty Snow revisited

It’s also a more memorable book, as least for me. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Simneon beneath the surface racism lurks, everyone is moral, more or less as they see it.

It strikes me as a deus ex machina which enables Simenon to end the tale as he wants to. It feeds our fascination with the seamy criminal element.

Dirty Snow

I suspect I will sample him at least once more. Failing to confront Holst, he only encounters his daughter Sissy. However, I can say this. The killings are a natural dlrty of his stunted character, and the chaos of an occupied country.

Frank is particularly insensitive to a young female neighbor who, for some inexplicable reason, has a crush on him.


The first novel in the series, Pietr-le-Letton, appeared in ; the last one, Maigret et M. Dirty Snow by the prolific Belgian writer, George Simenon. That whiteness, glaring, translucent, had something menacing about it, something absolute and eternal.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I was not aware that Penguin had their own new translation, and if I was aware I probably would have gone with yours.

I due personaggi tuttavia presentano differenze sostanziali. The other man said digty one word, and I tell you, that officer got right up and stood at attention. Was it the war? June 29, 3: Camus’ Meursault isn’t a fully realized character so much as he’s a philosophical stalking horse; he starts out as a diffident young man and ends up as an existentialist philosopher.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Why did the Taliban destroy the Buddhas of Bamiyan? A hopeless or abusive upbringing can indeed mold monsters.

This snow is black. He left the women there, without a word of explanation, and went out with the civilian. P-leeease don’t think that because who-dunnits aren’t your thing that this side of Simenon is to be dismissed. Snoq has crafted a tightly wrapped gem, very stream of conscious, where Frank tries to figure it out.


Dirty Snow by Simenon | His Futile Preoccupations

Frank wants to be recognized. Dirty Snow is about as dark as they get. A lone voice from the znow asks plaintively: January 28, at 4: Frank is a dissipated, uneducated, ennui-ed, aimless machinator, who has reached the limits of his potentiality and subconsciously realises this.

Georges Simenon – The first cup of coffee. Most people struggle to get by; Frank takes it easy in his mother’s whorehouse, which caters smienon members of the occupying forces. Aug 22, Diane Barnes rated it really liked it Shelves: The hall, long and wide, with dark walls and mysterious doors like those of a sacristy, was paved with gray tiles, and two or three were always loose.

Firstly, I should point out that the book does not take place in Brussels during the German occupation of Belgium. I wonder how Simenon managed to write so many books and maintain a certain level in the language and quality of the plots and depth of the characters.

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