Simenon: A Biography(1997)
A non fiction book by Pierre Assouline
The Belgian-born author, whose many novels include the mega-selling Inspector Maigret books, doesn't come across as a terribly nice man in this coolly detached biography by French editor Assouline. Simenon (1903-89) womanized flagrantly, promoted himself unabashedly, and, late in life, penned a series of controversial memoirs that unsparingly delineated his tortuous relations with his parents, wives, and children. He was also a dedicated writer as committed to growing artistically as to piling up royalties, and his complex personality--perceptively analyzed by Assouline--makes for engrossing reading.
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June 1997 : USA Hardback
1997 : UK Hardback
Title: Simenon: A Biography
Author(s): Pierre (trans Jon Rothschild)( Assouline
ISBN: 0-7011-3727-4 / 978-0-7011-3727-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chatto & Windus