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Red Lights by Georges Simenon

Georges Simenon was once the best selling author in the world. In the 1930’s he was a writer of pulp fiction but once he began writing detective stories featuring Inspector Maigret, he became famous under his own name. 681 more words

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The Horla by Guy de Maupassant Translated from the French by Charlotte Mandell

One man descends into madness.  One author visits this story three times, working it again and again as he descends himself serving time in an asylum between versions.   313 more words

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Alphonse Returns!

Alphonse Allais (1854-1905) was France’s greatest humorist. His elegance, scientific curiosity, preoccupation with language and logic, wordplay and flashes of cruelty inspired Alfred Jarry, as well as succeeding generations of Surrealists, Pataphysicians, and Oulipians. 110 more words


An Accident in August by Laurence Cosse

Driving home late one night a young French woman enters the Alma tunnel where her car is sideswiped by a Mercedes which then crashes into the center divider.   295 more words

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The Late Monsieur Gallet by Georges Simenon

The great mystery in Georges Simenon’s The Late Monsieur Gallet is not who killed the title character but who was the title character.

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