Simenon

[seemuh-nawn]
noun
  1. 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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Contemporary Examples of simenon

  • Simenon is now, 20 years since his death, enjoying a renaissance—not as a popular novelist, but as a critical darling.

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    Belgium's Master of Noir

    Nathaniel Rich

    December 4, 2010

  • On the Simenon bookshelf, it stands alone, anomalous, and awkwardly aloof.

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    Belgium's Master of Noir

    Nathaniel Rich

    December 4, 2010

  • It is pleasant enough to swim in these waters, but with Simenon it is always much pleasanter to drown.

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    Belgium's Master of Noir

    Nathaniel Rich

    December 4, 2010

  • It does show that, for all his bluster, Simenon could write with formal elegance and beauty.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Belgium's Master of Noir

    Nathaniel Rich

    December 4, 2010

  • Simenon claimed that he began the book after he was diagnosed with a heart condition and given less than two years to live.

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    Belgium's Master of Noir

    Nathaniel Rich

    December 4, 2010


British Dictionary definitions for simenon

Simenon

noun
  1. Georges (ʒɔrʒ). 1903–89, Belgian novelist. He wrote over two hundred novels, including the detective series featuring Maigret
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