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Maigret i žrtva iz Seine (Maigret #60)

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Georges Simenon, writing autobiographically, once confessed his desire to drop out of society, to sever family ties and disassociate himself from his friends. His empathy with misfits is reflected in Simenon's police superintendent Jules Maigret.

When Maigret learns that a bum's murder is in reality an assassination, he becomes deeply involved in what without him would have

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Hardcover, Večernjakova biblioteka - Kriminalistički romani, 117 pages
Published 2004 by Večernji list (first published 1963)
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Orinoco Womble (tidy bag and all)

Who hit a homeless man over the head while he was asleep and chucked him in the Seine in midwinter, and why? What could anyone possibly stand to gain? Is his social-climber wife trying to get rid of him, or does he know too much about something? And just exactly what is the Belgian bargee's problem?

This installment is more of a psychological study of Inspector Maigret himself, showing how he goes about investigating, getting a handle on a case and the people involved. He breaks precedent by disc
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Phillip Kay
Maigret and the Dosser was first published as Maigret et le Clochard in 1963, and translated into English by Jean Stewart. This is a lesser Maigret, which depends on an incredible coincidence for its plot structure. The “dosser” of the title is the chief character, a witness to a crime of which he won’t speak and now the victim of an attempted murder. Simenon is mainly interested in this character, but is unable to develop his story except in a perfunctory way. Yet it still takes the focus of th ...more
Procyon Lotor
Una incursione di un occhio borghese nel mondo dei clochard, di cosa sono diventati oggi, di cos'erano, dei perch alcuni di loro lo sono diventati e delle loro regole, degenerazioni, speranze, vizi, virt, valori e interessi. Non una agiografia romantica della gente di strada. Simenon non pubblic mai agiografie e il romanticismo lo usa come Madame l'essence o parfum: gocce concentrate nel luogo, posto o incavo o impasse o boulevard opportuni. Non lo spruzza come disinfettante d'igiene e profilas ...more
Sandra
Qual è il linguaggio dei barboni? Maigret lo conosce, non è certo fatto di chiacchiere, né di aperte accuse verso qualcun altro, anche se si è stati vittima di un reato. Perché un barbone, un uomo senza fissa dimora, una persona che volontariamente ha scelto di abbandonare una vita agiata nella provincia francese come medico condotto per andare a vivere sotto i ponti sulla Senna sa che “la vita non è facile per nessuno” e che per questo motivo “quello che è impossibile è giudicare”. Bastano ques ...more
La Stamberga dei Lettori
E' una strana "bestia" questo Simenon, indiscusso autore di culto planetario, sottile cesellatore dell'analisi psicologica del delitto e dei suoi protagonisti, il più alto cantore della moralità borghese nel romanzo poliziesco (eh, certo: non si tratta mica di un Bunuel!) e dell'assoluto immobile status quo di un certo mondo (la dolce signora Maigret, lungi da qualsiasi consapevolezza, è in pratica la colf del commissario), inciampa talvolta in storie che lasciano perlomeno una certa perplessità ...more
Tim
A simple tale, quick in the telling. Perhaps I would have liked more of the bum, but there is so much of Maigret here in this brief book that it is satisfying. He directs consequences and knows people well. Always a pleasure, even in its brevity.
Jim Collins
A simple, compassionate, and existential little mystery. Very good; full of minute details to encourage close reading.
Clara Greyjoy
I'm sure this book is pretty good, but I read it in french and it was a nightmare. But now it's finally over and I hope I'll never hear the name Maigret again.
Patrick Bättig
In Paris wird ein Clochard umgebracht und Maigret sucht den Mörder
Javier
Cet nouvelle policier m'a vraiment amusé. De la même façon que Columbo à la télé ou Agatha Christie, Simenon a décrit une investigation ou la persévérance et la perspicacité de Maigret son la clé de la résolution d'un assassinat.
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I've enjoyed reading this police story. As the detective Columbo or the Agatha Christie's novels, the patience and the perceptiveness of Maigret are the keys for arriving to solve a crime.
Roozbeh Estifaee
با خوندن دو کتاب از داستانهای کمیسر مگره، باید بگم به نظرم میرسه که نگرش سیمنون به داستان پلیسی-جنایی تفاوت اساسی با دیدهای نویسندههای انگلیسیزبان شناخته شده داره، و شاید بشه گفت که از نظر کاوش درون شخصیتها و ساخت رابطه بین انسانها، بیشتر از اون که به داستانهای معمایی کلاسیک متمایل باشه، به رمانهای جریان به اصطلاح اصلی ادبیات نزدیکه.
و نکته خاص در مورد «مگره و مرد خانه به دوش» این که یک فصل بازپرسی خیلی خوب داره
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Heidi
Read this in French III. I think I would have enjoyed it more except for the teacher our class had to endure. She made this book drag because she spent FOREVER on it. We could have read it in a week. I think we spent well over a month. But I was at least able to get the idea that I liked the character of Maigret and I became more familiar with some of the rivers and streets of Paris.
Jim
This is a short and unusual tale. It is a murder investigation in which the victim has survived, but will not cooperate. The social and psychological aspects of the various characters are the primary clues as to what really happened. MAIGRET AND THE BUM definitely doesn’t follow the standard detective mystery format and that is what makes it enjoyable.
Aras
Maigret investigates the case of a homeless man who is assaulted and almost killed, wondering who could want to hurt a person like that? He digs into the back-story of the man, which is quite interesting, and then when he gets on the track of the perpetrator, an ending arrives that is both unexpected and perfectly appropriate.
Gregory
I has not read a Maigret novel before, but reading Ampuero's The Neruda Case prompted me to check one out. I hope this one is not representative, because it was short, founded on coincidence (Maigret's wife happened to know someone attached to the case), and had almost no character development.
Lynn
The victim of murder is a once-successful (doctor? scientist? I forget) who has actually chosen homelessness. Interesting social commentary as well as the mystery of the killing of this apparently harmless drop-out from life.
Corbin
Read two different versions, an abridged and the full version. The full version was more interesting and easier to translate because it provided important contextual clues and narrative momentum.
Mahdi.dehnavi
اگه دونبال توصیف های فوق العاده و روح بخش می گردی، همین جاست.
تو این کتاب بازجویی های فوق العاده پیدا می کنی که عمرا جای دیگه ای پیدا بشه
امیدوارم هیچکس این کتاب رو نخونه!!!
Rosie
I have read SO many Maigret's, so this is the only one I'll list. Not a particularly noteworthy one, but heck! they're all light, escapist reading, aren't they.
Emily
Je me souviens que mon papa a eu l'habitude de lire ces livres et il les a aimés beaucoup. C'est un roman à énigmes très intelligent. Peut-être je lirai plus.
Paul Jellinek
Yeah, once in a while even Simenon is just a shade below perfect, but I still enjoy the heck out of these books.
Carolina
A French classic. really liked it. I am looking forward to read more of the inspecteur Maigret series
Mikee
"Another sweet story, this one involving a down-and-out vagrant that no one else would care about"
Mary
Why murder Doc, a harmless old bum? Maigret's intuition kick's into high gear.
Nathan
Best I've read of the series. Chills!
Will
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Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day. His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under more than two dozen pseudonyms. Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.

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