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L'uomo che guardava passare i treni
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Adelphi Edizioni spa
ISBN: 8845971678
Pages: 211
Year: 2014-04-30T00:00:00+02:00
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La sera di un giorno qualsiasi, Kees Popinga si appresta a fumare un sigaro. Anche la sua vita è qualsiasi, e questo lo rallegra. Impiegato di una solida ditta olandese, è abituato a spartire le sue ore con perfetta regolarità. I suoi sentimenti non usano deviare, se non impercettibilmente, come per esempio per «quella certa emozione furtiva, quasi vergognosa, che lo turbava vedendo passare un treno, un treno della notte soprattutto, dalle tendine calate sul mistero dei viaggiatori». Quella sera, poche ore dopo, Popinga fu costretto ad accorgersi che la sua vita si disfaceva come un castello di carte. Ora gli accennava dall’oscurità una nuova esistenza, dove avrebbe avuto a che fare con figure per lui estranee: il sangue, le donne, l’imbroglio, il caso, la fuga, la paura, l’esaltazione, il falso, la polizia. Kees Popinga è uno di quegli uomini cosiddetti normali che Simenon predilige e che sa raccontare come nessun altro. La sua normalità, come ogni normalità, è illusoria: un meccanismo che, appena s’inceppa, diventa capace di tutto. Ma non tutti, a quel punto, sono capaci di tutto. Kees Popinga sì. Come era stato, un tempo, il più normale fra i normali, ora si sfrena e, preso da un’euforia sinistra, rovescia uno per uno tutti i capisaldi della sua realtà. La sua fuga è una sfida, e la sfida attira un’incalzante persecuzione, che ci trascina fino all’ultimo nella lettura. Personaggio paradigmatico dell’universo simenoniano, Popinga si insinua nella mente del lettore con una stupefacente familiarità. È come una carta da parati che abbiamo visto per anni e improvvisamente si metta a parlare. Dal momento in cui, un giorno, Popinga esce di casa e, chiudendo la porta, esce anche da se stesso, incontriamo di tutto e non riusciamo a evitare di vederlo con i suoi occhi. Il delitto, il terrore, la fantasticheria, la solitudine, la lucidità, la puntigliosità: sono nuovi pezzi su una vecchia scacchiera, e con il loro aiuto Popinga tenta disperatamente di eludere lo scacco matto. Alla fine, la sua vita, di cui ormai sappiamo tutto, sarà passata davanti ai nostri occhi, e ai suoi, come uno di quei misteriosi treni che amava guardare nella notte. "L’uomo che guardava passare i treni" fu pubblicato per la prima volta nel 1938.
The Man Who Watched the Trains Go By
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524705365
Pages: 256
Year: 2017-10-17
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In this Georges Simenon classic, a Dutch clerk flees to Paris with his crooked boss’s money and meets the woman behind the man. “A certain furtive, almost shameful emotion . . . disturbed him whenever he saw a train go by, a night train especially, its blinds drawn down on the mystery of its passengers.” Kees Popinga is a respectable Dutch citizen and family man—until the day he discovers his boss has bankrupted the shipping firm he works for, and something snaps. Kees used to watch the trains go by on their way to exciting destinations. Now, on some dark impulse, he boards one at random, and begins a new life of recklessness and violence. This chilling portrayal of a man who breaks from society and goes on the run asks who we are, and what we are capable of.
The Blue Room
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698409221
Pages: 160
Year: 2016-02-16
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One of Simenon's critically acclaimed roman durs, The Blue Room is a tale of the destructive power of lust and guilt. "He felt no resentment towards Andree for biting his lip. In the context of their lovemaking, it had its place." For Tony and Andree, there are no rules when they meet in the blue room at the Hotel des Voyageurs. Their adulterous affair is intoxicating, passionate--and dangerous. Soon it turns into a nightmare from which there can be no escape. Simenon's stylish and sensual psychological thriller weaves a story of cruelty, reckless lust, and relentless guilt. From the Trade Paperback edition.
The watchmaker of Everton
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Not Avail
ISBN:
Pages: 142
Year: 1975
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The Mahé Circle
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698157532
Pages: 160
Year: 2015-05-12
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The first English publication of Georges Simenon's compelling novel about summer escape and elusive obsessions. 'The island itself. Its throbbing heat as if in a belljar under the sun, the scorpion in his son's bed, the deafening sound of cicadas' During his first holiday on the island of Porquerolles Dr Mahé caught a glimpse of something irresistible. As the memory continues to haunt him, he falls prey to a delusion that may offer an escape from his conventional existence - or may destroy him. This is the first English translation of The Mahé Circle, Simenon's dark, malevolent depiction of an ordinary man trapped in mundanity and consumed by obsession. 'Compelling, remorseless, brilliant.' - John Gray 'One of the greatest writers of the twentieth century . . . Simenon was unequalled at making us look inside, though the ability was masked by his brilliance at absorbing us obsessively in his stories.' - The Guardian 'A supreme writer . . . unforgettable vividness.' - The Independent From the Trade Paperback edition.
Red Lights
Author: Georges Simenon, Norman Denny
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590171934
Pages: 154
Year: 2006
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It is Labor Day weekend. Americans are hitting the roads in droves. The radio crackles with warnings of traffic jams and accidents. Steve and his wife Nancy are due to drive up to Maine from New York City to pick up their two children from camp. But Steve wants a drink before he goes-he needs to relax after a long day at the office-and once he's on the road, he wants another. And another. Before long his suppressed rage at his wife starts coming out; she gets paid better than he does and he has to be home to make dinner for the kids. When Steve stops for yet another drink, Nancy has had enough; she stalks off. After that the drive turns into a bender. Wanting to rebel against his conventional life, along the way he picks up an enigmatic hitchhiker, Sid Hannigan, who happens to be an escapee from Sing-Sing prison. There's something about the man's lawlessness that makes Steve want to talk and keep talking, confessing all his domestic woes. After they part ways, Steve will have to soberly confront his actions of the previous day, discovering the secret of how his wife had also crossed Sid's path by chance.
The cat
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 182
Year: 1967
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The long exile
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Harcourt
ISBN:
Pages: 365
Year: 1983
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After killing a man, a young and timid anarchist and his manipulative lover flee to South America, where they confront corruption, loneliness, and destructiveness
Three Bedrooms in Manhattan
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175611
Pages: 176
Year: 2011-11-23
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An actor, recently divorced, at loose ends in New York; a woman, no less lonely, perhaps even more desperate than the man: they meet by chance in an all-night diner and are drawn to each other on the spot. Roaming the city streets, hitting its late-night dives, dropping another coin into yet another jukebox, these two lost souls struggle to understand what it is that has brought them, almost in spite of themselves, together. They are driven—from moment to moment, from bedroom to bedroom—to improvise the most unexpected of love stories, a tale of suspense where risk alone offers salvation. Georges Simenon was the most popular and prolific of the twentieth century’s great novelists. Three Bedrooms in Manhattan—closely based on the story of his own meeting with his second wife—is his most passionate and revealing work.
A Man
Author: Oriana Fallaci
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480442011
Pages: 644
Year: 2013-09-24
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Translated and sold in nineteen countries, the bestseller that brought Oriana Fallaci world success Published for the first time in 1979 by Rizzoli, A Man is the passionate story of Alekos Panagulis, hero of the Greek Resistance and Fallaci’s partner. On May 1, 1976, Alexandros Panagulis, known as Alekos, the lonely hero of the Greek riot against tyranny and power, died tragically in a suspicious car crash. During his funeral, millions of people crowded the streets of Athens screaming “Zi, zi, zi!”—“Live, live, live!” This is the opening scene of A Man—and the final scene in the life of Alekos and of his love story with the author. The narration goes back some years, and the reader relives the breakdown of Alekos’s relationship with Oriana Fallaci, starting with his attempt to kill the tyrant Papadopulos and his consequent arrest. Balancing romance and reportage, Fallaci describes Alekos’s personal fight against tyranny and his desperate attempt to escape his inevitable arrest. Alekos became a real hero for the Greek population; the political leadership could not kill him without stirring up the suspicion of the public. The government built him a prison called Boiati, where he survived tremendous torture, hunger strikes, and terribly unsanitary conditions. After his release, Fallaci met and interviewed him. They fell in love and shared years of romance, obsession, and madness, all recounted in this extraordinary book. The story centers on their strong and deep love, intertwined with the struggle of this Greek tragic hero, who desperately looked for freedom and who, in the end, was just a man.
If on a winter's night a traveler
Author: Italo Calvino
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544133404
Pages: 276
Year: 2012-10-25
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Italo Calvino imagines a novel capable of endless mutations in this intricately crafted story about writing and readers. If on a Winter's Night a Traveler turns out to be not one novel but ten, each with a different plot, style, ambience, and author, and each interrupted at a moment of suspense. Together they form a labyrinth of literatures, known and unknown, alive and extinct, through which two readers, a male and a female, pursue both the story lines that intrigue them and one another.
Maigret in New York
Author: Georges Simenon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143110101
Pages: 192
Year: 2016-07-26
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When the son of a wealthy businessman fears for his father's life, Maigret is plucked from retirement to visit New York on an unlikely quest. The twenty-seventh book in the new Penguin Maigret series. Aged 56 and in his first year of retirement at Meung-sur-Loire, Maigret is surprised with a visit by Jean, the son of wealthy New York businessman John Maura. With the assistance of his aging lawyer, Jean convinces Maigret to accompany him to New York, where he believes his father is in danger. But things take an unexpected turn upon their arrival when it is Jean himself who disappears. Set against the mysterious backdrop of New York City, Maigret's investigation must unearth old crimes, outsmart treacherous characters, and overcome his status as an outsider policeman in the city.
Suite Francaise
Author: Irene Nemirovsky
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307371204
Pages: 448
Year: 2009-03-18
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Suite Française is both a brilliant novel of wartime and an extraordinary historical document. An unmatched evocation of the exodus from Paris after the German invasion of 1940, and of life under the Nazi occupation, it was written by the esteemed French novelist Irène Némirovsky as events unfolded around her. This haunting masterpiece has been hailed by European critics as a War and Peace for the Second World War. Though she conceived the book as a five-part work (based on the form of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony), Irène Némirovsky was able to write only the first two parts, Storm in June and Dolce, before she was arrested in July 1942. She died in Auschwitz the following month. The manuscript was saved by her young daughter Denise; it was only decades later that Denise learned that what she had imagined was her mother’s journal was in fact an invaluable work of art. Storm in June takes place in the tumult of the evacuation from Paris in 1940, just before the arrival of the invading German army. It moves vividly between different levels of society–from the wealthy Péricand family, whose servants pack up their possessions for them, to a group of orphans from the 16th arrondissement escaping in a military truck. Némirovsky’s immense canvas includes deserting soldiers and terrified secretaries, cynical bank directors and hapless priests, egotistical writers and hardscrabble prostitutes–all thrown together in a chaotic attempt to escape the capital. Moving between them chapter by chapter, this thrilling novel describes a journey hampered and in some cases abandoned because of confusion, shelling, rumour, lack of supplies, bad luck and ordinary human weakness. Cars break down or are stolen; relatives are forgotten; friends are divided; but there are also moments of love and charity. Throughout, whether depicting saintly forbearance or the basest selfishness, Storm in June neither sweetens nor demonizes its characters; unsentimentally, with stunning perceptiveness, Némirovsky shows the complexities that mean no-one is simply a hero or villain. The second volume, Dolce, is set in the German-occupied village of Bussy. Again, Némirovsky switches seamlessly between social strata, from tenant farmers to the local aristocracy. The focus, however, is on the delicate, secret love affair between a German soldier and the French woman in whose house he has been billeted; the passion, doubts and deceits of their burgeoning relationship echo the complex mixture of hostility and acceptance felt by the occupied community as a whole. Némirovsky is amazingly sensitive in her depiction of changing, often contradictory emotions, but her attention to the personal is matched by her sharp-eyed discussion of small-town life and the politics of occupation. In this myth-dissolving book, the French villagers see the Germans as oppressive warriors, but also as handsome young men, and occupation does nothing to remedy the condescension and envy that bedevil relations between rich and poor. Quite apart from the astonishing story of its survival, Suite Française is a novel of genius and lasting artistic value. Subtle, often fiercely ironic, and deeply compassionate, it is both a piercing record of its time and a humane, profoundly moving novel. From the Hardcover edition.
Survival In Auschwitz
Author: Primo Levi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684826801
Pages: 187
Year: 1996
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The author describes his twenty month ordeal in the Nazi death camp.
The Catcher in the Rye
Author: Jerome David Salinger
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0553250256
Pages: 214
Year: 1964
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Holden narrates the story of a couple of days in his sixteen-year-old life, just after he's been expelled from prep school.

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