Recent posts tagged Georges Simenon


More Wrong Lessons From The Singular Sensations

The lessons we learn from singular, idiosyncratic works are not necessarily positive ones.


Open Mouth Already A Mistake Dept.

Just enough is more, especially when showing as opposed to telling.


The Good, The Bad And The Literary Dept.

It was in a conversation about the ubiquitous The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo that I brought up a homily that’s been repeated many times elsewhere: A mediocre book can often be made into an excellent film, and many of...


Troublemakers and Hard Workers Dept.

People are perennially curious about the personalities of artists, healthy and dysfunctional alike. Small wonder the biographies of authors capture my attention. Easy example: I dug up not one but two separate biographies of Yukio Mishima—one by John Nathan,...

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