The BFI Companion to Crime

The BFI Companion to Crime

A cinema handbook

Maigret, Simenon and France

Social Dimensions of the Novels and Stories

Maigret, Simenon and France

Georges Simenon (1903–1989) was a phenomenally successful author of crime fiction. His 75 Maigret novels and 28 Maigret short stories were published between 1931 and 1972 to great international acclaim (he is the only non-anglophone crime writer to have achieved such renown). His Maigret stories are regarded by many as having established a new direction in crime fiction, emphasizing social and psychological portraiture rather than focussing on a puzzle to be solved or on “action.” This book examines the importance of social class and social change in the Maigret stories, giving a particular emphasis to the early formative novels and the development of plot, characterization and setting. The author seeks to establish the extent to which Simenon’s portrait of French society is historically accurate and the nature of the influence of the author’s own class position and ideology on his fiction.

Maigret's World

A Reader's Companion to Simenon's Famous Detective

Maigret's World

 Georges Simenon’s 75 novels and 28 short stories that feature Chief Inspector Jules Maigret provide us with a great deal of information about the French police detective—but only in small, episodic doses. As readers become acquainted with Maigret one detail at a time, he slowly takes on a flesh-and-bone realism—not merely a character in a story, but someone we would like to meet in real life. This book presents all the canonical facts and details about the detective and his world in one place, presented with tabulations and analyses that enable a better understanding of the works and of Maigret himself.

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.

Noir Is My Beat

Noir Is My Beat

For the classic movie fan and the die-hard film noir junkie, Noir is My Beat gives you hundreds of film noir brainteasers. Test your smarts with quotations, questions and little known facts about the movies, stars, writers and legends of film noir. Noir is My Beat is an enjoyable and revealing look at the world of classic film noir. In addition to oodles of trivia, this book provides a comprehensive listing of films from the era that introduced film noir to the world.

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-

A Cumulative Author List Representing Library of Congress Printed Cards and Titles Reported by Other American Libraries

The National Union Catalogs, 1963-