- Georges (Jo·seph Chris·tian) [zhawrzh zhoh-zef krees-tyan] /ʒɔrʒ ʒoʊˈzɛf krisˈtyɛ̃/, 1903–1989, French writer of detective novels, born in Belgium.
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Simenon is now, 20 years since his death, enjoying a renaissance—not as a popular novelist, but as a critical darling.
On the Simenon bookshelf, it stands alone, anomalous, and awkwardly aloof.
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It does show that, for all his bluster, Simenon could write with formal elegance and beauty.
Simenon claimed that he began the book after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and given less than two years to live.
- Georges (ʒɔrʒ). 1903–89, Belgian novelist. He wrote over two hundred novels, including the detective series featuring Maigret