Simenon, Georges
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, [1943].

$ 100.00

First U.S. edition. Translated by Stuart Gilbert. Blue cloth, spine stamped in black. Near fine with small splash to bottom edge of front joint, tiny blemish on front board in an about near fine jacket with a thin dampstain along bottom edge, very faint fading to spine, light toning to upper edge, small plate advertising sending this 'to a boy in the armed forces' affixed to front flap.

This anti-colonial work was the first of Simenon's romans durs to be published in the United States and the source material for Serge Gainsbourg's 1983 film Équateur, which must be the most unexpected filmmaker to tackle Simenon (or second if you'd prefer Béla Tarr) of hundred-plus adaptations, beginning with Jean Renoir in 1932 (La nuit du carrefour).


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