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The Widow - Georges Simenon
The Widow
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The Widow is the story of two outcasts and their fatal encounter. One is the widow herself, Tati. Still young, she’s never had an easy time of it, but she’s not the kind to complain. Tati lives with her father-in-law on the family farm, putting up with his sexual attentions, working her fingers... show more
The Widow is the story of two outcasts and their fatal encounter. One is the widow herself, Tati. Still young, she’s never had an easy time of it, but she’s not the kind to complain. Tati lives with her father-in-law on the family farm, putting up with his sexual attentions, working her fingers to the bone, improving the property and knowing all the time that her late husband’s sister is scheming to kick her out and take the house back. The other is a killer. Just out of prison and in search of a new life, Jean meets up with Tati, who hires him as a handyman and then takes him to bed. Things are looking up, at least until Jean falls hard for the girl next door.The Widow was published in the same year as Camus’ The Stranger, and André Gide judged it the superior book. It is Georges Simenon’s most powerful and disturbing exploration of the bond between death and desire.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590172612 (1590172612)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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3.0 Wdowa Couderc
To jeden z tych przypadków, kiedy wstęp do powieści jest tak samo ciekawy jak sama powieść. Georges Simenon napisał 400 powieści (!) prowadził przy tym bujne życie towarzyskie, a jego biografowie zastanawiali się jak to było możliwe. Chociaż z drugiej strony, skoro na napisanie powieści wystarczało ...
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