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Nara Leão: Uma Biografia oPe He had looked at thether side He hadn t seen what he expected to see Who cared In his afterword to this novel William T Vollmann Shining Star: The Anna May Wong Story opines As technology and corporatism impel us and to treatne another like things loyalty and decency approach irrelevance except between intimates and sometimes even then Dirty Snow is certainly a book that compels a reader to feel much the same as WTV does about what happens to the human soul in the trash compactor crush Mate Me [If You May] (The Millennium Wolves, of Money and Civilization but there are many books that tell this story So why read thisneSimenon s particular genius is giving us a protagonist loathsome yet relatable and portrayed with a subtlety that belies his horrific actions Frank is like the rest From Plassey to Partition and After of us his need to count to be known recognized isn t anything new Simenon puts us in the mindf a creature that by the end Tito Santana's Tales from the Ring of the story we find real discomfort in just how human a monster can be The snow falls where it wants when it wants whether mankind wishes itr no In the end all we can do is make it filthy In the world The Bharatanatyama Reader of novel writing Georges Simenon was the Mozartf the novel He uit school for good as a teenager never participated in a writing workshop never enrolled in a writing program and never attended a writing class With his innate ear for language and dialogue eye for detail and feel for storytelling all he needed was four dozen freshly sharpened pencils lined up Tropico del Cancro on his desk and a Do Not Disturb sign to hangn his door And presto a first rate novel written at fever pitch in two weeks Goodness what some writers wouldn t give to have a fraction Owned of his talent After ten yearsf writing dime store potboilers Simenon decided to get serious and started writing his Detective Maigret novels A few years after pumping L'arte di Mœbius out detective novels again Simenon decided to become even serious and thus began writing what he sometimes characterized as romans durs that is straight novelsr hard novels meaning hard Emerald Lizard on the reader PD James termed these Simenon third phase books as dark novels Personally I like the soundf all three together straight hard and dark And let me tell you folks Dirty Snow is exactly that straight as in straight psychological study a mile away from detective fiction hard as in very hard Five Busy Beavers on the reader and dark as in the deep recessesf the human psyche Simenon s novels are nearly always strict point Fratello clima chetati... of view narratives where readers see people and unfolding eventsnly as the main character sees them With Dirty Snow the novel s main character is a burly eighteen year The Invisible Arab old by the namef Frank Friedmaier a despicable lout if there ever was Dream of Wings one The novel isn t written in first person but it s a close cousin in each and every scene it s as if we are standing directly behind Frank gazingver his brawny swinish shoulder Judging this novel set in an unnamed European city under World War II type foreign military Duck's Vacation occupation as hardn the reader would be understatement anyone pening the book s pages had better be prepared for a story that s tough to swallow actually n further reflection make that extremely tough to swallow At various points in the narrative Dirty Snow reminded me O Guarda do Pomar of Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange random youth violence Yevgeny Zamyatin s We eerie dystopia Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn s Gulag Archipelago state sponsored fear and Franz Kafka s The Trial nightmarish interrogations Likewise Albert Camus 1945 novel The Stranger written three year prior to Simenon s in the sense Dirty Snow is coated with existential alienation as snow in the novel is coated with dirt and also is structurally similar to The Stranger in that it is divided into two distinct parts Frank livingn the The Green Mountain Boys outside and Frank shut upn the inside My strong sense is if Georges Simenon didn t write all those potboilers and Detective Maigret novels and Proverbios only wrote a fewf his romans durs then Dirty Snow would be studied and discussed alongside such classics Билет за Транай of existentialism as The Stranger and Jean Paul Sartre s Nausea Now I can see why George Simenon thought himself worthyf the Nobel Prize and resented publishers and literati who labeled him a hack catering to the clamoring detective fiction loving rabbleIn the first chapter we learn Frank links sex with violence and feels inferior to Bed of Nails other slightlylder men who have committed murders thus Frank plans to murder his first man a fat Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone the First Woman to Play Professional Baseball in the Negro League officer in the armyf ccupation known as the eunuch who is drinking in a the Eunuch who is drinking in a murder him with a knife that very evening as something akin to a rite f passage We also come to understand Frank has an Indecency odd relationship with anlder man his neighbor Gerhardt Holst a man we might infer is a father figure for Frank Frank waits in the snow Lata Mangeshkar of the back alley knife at the ready waiting for the Eunuch to walkut Pencarrow of the bar Just at that moment Holst walks down the alley Holst would never see him pressed up against the wall but Frank coughs to make sure Holst knows he is there Frank reflects Of course it wasn t becausef Holst that he was going to kill the Eunuch That was already decided It was just that at that moment his act had made no sense It had been almost a joke a childish prank What was it he had said Like losing his virginity Let us recall how in traditional societies the rite f passage from boyhood to manhood does not happen in isolation but is a community event witnessed from boyhood to manhood does not happen in isolation but is a community event witnessed lder men Perhaps Frank yearns for such a communal passageThe plot uickly thickens I highly recommended this penetrating existential novel published by New York Review Books since there is a most insightful ten page Afterward written by William T Vollmann Afterward rather than Introduction is ideal in this case under the assumption Buddy: The First Seeing Eye Dog one has already read Dirty Snow Vollmann critiues the novel in detail without risking giving anything away Atne point Vollmann Matematica 7 - 3b: Ciclo Egb observes Here is Simenon s genius Frank wants to be recognized He wants to be known He scarcely knows himselfr anything else worth knowing But if he can somehow stand revealed to the gaze f the Other then maybe he will achieve some sort f realization Don t you and I want to be real than we are And wouldn t it be convenient if somebody else could help us get there I hope your literary appetite has been whetted Again highly recommendedGeorges Simenon The first cup f coffee Awake at 600 he prepares *it himself and drinks it installed at his machine He gives himself until *himself and drinks it installed at his machine He gives himself until to write a whole chapter He works nly by electric light This was my first Simenon book though certainly it won t be the last Dirty Snow is a stark noir novel set during the German ccupation f France in WW II though the exact location and time period is never mentioned The anti hero Frank is a budding hoodlum who lives in his mother s brothel He spends his evenings in sleazy bars and associates with Over the Top other small time hoo. Owpens he has just killed his first man Through the unrelenting darkness and cold El baile of an endless winter Frank will pursue abjection until finally there is nowhere to goHans Koning has described Dirty Snow asne The Secret Kept from the Italian/My Bought Virgin Wife/Claimed for the Billionaire's Convenience/The Spaniard's Untouched Bride of the very few novels to comeut Sikandar of Germanccupied Fr. ,


Corporate OccupationFrom time to time Georges Simenon has been either accused Country of collaborationr praised for his resistance during the German Towards Zero occupationf France in WWII Dirty Snow suggests that a substantial middle ground which might be called exploitative participation exists and could just be closer to the truth This region is inhabited by many particularly those f the permanent underclass who perceive ccupation as another not terribly significant fact f life to be dealt with by the usual means crime Or precisely purposeless criminality For the protagonist Frank military ccupation simply means increased El Cura. (Caso de Incesto). opportunity Murder in particular is less problematic than during peacetime andne simply yearns to test Il Mago one s mettle in such a permissive atmosphere In fact all relationships are worth less to Frank than they might have beentherwise with the naive girl who lives across the landing with the newly recruited prostitutes in his mother s brothel wi 1 14 perhaps M sieur could I have a word pleaseYes what is it We notice that you recently finished reading Dirty Snow Would you care to answer a few uestions about itYes I would like that I think it might be useful to me than you can imagine Well first we have seen that you initially gave it 4 stars then changed it to 2 Why was that I think my initial rating was a result Impostress of not wanting to appear dim witted But after a considerable amountf thought I realized that I couldn t give it 4 stars based Ego, Hunger and Aggression on the way I rate books And what is that My ratings basically are indicationsf the experience I had reading a book and what I thought I was able to take away from that experience They do not attempt to pass any kind Ritrovarsi of judgmentn the worth uality whatever Antes Que Anoiteça of the book at least not usually Basedn this I realized that the proper rating for the book was no than 2 So you didn t enjoy reading this bookCertainly not That s not to say that I found it totally uninteresting Why didn t you enjoy itWell what s to enjoy I suppose if आषाढ़ का एक दिन one were a huge fanf noir The Savage Mind one could find the experiencef reading this book very satisfying But my guess is that this example Fado And Other Stories of noir might be very extreme Wouldn t it be the case that in most noir novels there is at leastne main character that we can relate to La casa nel vicolo on some level I didn t find that here We ll ask the uestions if you please So you couldn t relate to Frank in any wayLook I m a person who likes to think that he has uite a capabilityf empathizing with people But that is Gemini only possible when you can discern something about the person s life attitudes beliefs desires that you either have direct experience with yourselfr can you think imagine what having such experience would be like For me I can t find anything like that in Frank Frankly ho ho if I knew a person like Frank I would stay far away from him and if I couldn t do that I would probably try to figure A Terrible Day out some wayf eliminating him from my environment like you eliminate poison ivy from your backyard You did admit that you found something interesting in the book didn t youYes The story line itself was certainly interesting enough to keep me reading at least in the sense that I did continue to wonder what the Discourse on Voluntary Servitude. Tienne La Botie outcomef this repellant chain Ebano of events would be I also thought the tale went up a notch in the third partf the book which recalled to me impressions I still had from reading Kafka s Trial long ago It s sometimes said that this novel is a magnificent tale about what it is like for a city to be La piccola ottantenne che cambiò tutte le regole occupied by a foreign army Any thoughtsn thatThere is something to that much rings very true in that regard But many different stories could have been told that would not Constable Around the Green only include all those keenbservations about foreign Lone Star Rising (Texas Rangers, occupation but would at the same time not be so unremittingly unpleasant to read So you really have very little in the wayf positive comm The writer Georges Simenon was a Belgian I thought he was French author who was incredibly prolific in creating noir crime novels and Busters First Snow other books that delved into the darknessf the human psyche He is considered by some as the father f the noir genre I nominated this book for a small reading group because f having read two Thérèse Raquin outstanding novels by Graeme Macrae Burnet who said his writing was influenced by having read tonsf Simenon books growing up While just getting started with Dirty Snow I noticed that the character names were Germanic Sounding Than French The Book Is Set During WWII While than French The book is set during WWII while forces Women in Therapy occupied various partsf Europe In Il Poeta onef Burnet s novels he has the story take place in a French Swiss border town so I wondered if the French Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3 or so I thought Simenon also set his storiesn the border Nope This My Body-Mine one is set in Belgium and now that a friend kindly let me know that this is Simenon s home country things have clicked for me a full three days after finishingInur group discussion I pondered if writing all f those crime stories ver the years is what led Simenon to go further into the human psyche with his The Noble Guardian other novels essentially looking at the why behind certain crimesr certain mindsets A hopeless Ipso Facto or abusive upbringing can indeed mold monsters I like looking behind the curtain too and forur group book discu Ladies and gentlemen watch carefully Here s Frank a young punk who lives in his mother s brothel in The John Wyndham Omnibus occupied France He lies drinks steals does black market business with the Germanfficers commits murder just for fun Yes feel free to touch him he fucks his mother s girls every night while treating them like shit and is also trying to seduce the 16 year Sea Chase old virgin who lives across the hallAre you still watching you may check that there is nothing up my sleeve and now usingnly sparse descriptive prose I will transform him into a universal symbol Comandante Che: Guerrilla Soldier, Commander, and Strategist, 1956-1967 of human suffering and redemption that will remind youf L Etranger King Lear and Crime and Punishment but still has a character all its wnSir I understand your scepticism You don t think it s possible but ABRACADABRA The audience stare in disbelief A lone voice from the back asks plaintively Bloody hell how did Simenon do that Dirty Snow a withering parade f apathy it languishes and eventually disintegrates in a desolate gray landscape MINECRAFT: Crazeballs Memes and Jokes: Unofficial Minecraft Book (Minecraft, Minecraft Secrets, Minecraft Stories, Minecraft Books For Kids, Minecraft Meme Book, Minecraft Comics, Minecraft Xbox) of inscrutable uncertainty A perfect summer beach read Eighteen yearld Frank the fiercely vacant antihero is a callous arrogant thug He commits increasingly depraved acts determined to prove *that he s an emotionless killer who doesn t give a he s an emotionless killer who doesn t give a *he s an emotionless killer who doesn t give a shit anything This desire The Graduate of course reveals that he isn t uite as indifferent as he likes to think he is It takes him a while to figure thisut By the time he does it s too late Or wasn t it alwaysAll in all a seductively bleak tightly written descent into existential malaise emptiness and despair Frank had done what he wanted to do He had rounded the ca. Nineteen year Wisp of a Thing old Frank Friedmaier lives in a country underccupation Most people struggle to get by; Frank takes it easy in his mother's whorehouse which caters to members Monkey taming of theccupying forces But Frank is restless He is a pimp a thug a petty thief and as Dirty Sn. Ds though he doesn t really have any close friends He also samples his mother s whores when he takes a notion though he doesn t seem to get much pleasure from sex I Was Spock: Leonard Nimoy or anything else During the coursef this novel Frank commits three heinous acts two Cosa hanno in testa i nostri figli. Apprendimento e memoria nello sviluppo del bambino of them for no apparent reason and another for financial gain What sets Frank apart from the average noir reprobate is that he seems to have almost no reasonsr psychological motivations for most The Dawning of a New Age of his crimes He doesn t seem to care about anything Reading this book I thought a lot about the Bruce Springsteen song Nebraska which is basedn the real life murder spree f a Lincoln Nebraska youth named Charlie Starkweather and his girlfriend Caril Ann Fugate In an eight day stretch they killed 11 people The final lines f the song are a response to the uestion An Entirely Synthetic Fish: How Rainbow Trout Beguiled America and Overran the World of why he decided to gon the killing spree and the answer is the chilling line I guess there s just a meanness in this world Springsteen took a little license with his tune but Hunter Hunted one can imagine these lines being said by Frank if he bothered to give any reason at all for his actions His fatherless upbringing and prostitutemadam mother don t seem to have left any scarsn his psyche The Archivio Per Lo Studio Delle Tradizioni Popolari, Volume 13 occupationf his land by an invading foreign army hasn t either Simenon does a great job Ricettario amoroso di una pasticciera in fuga of making the reader realize that people like Frank actually exist in this worldThere is also a sense that Frank is aware that his misdeeds will end in his undoing though this is impliednly through the term destiny He lives with no anxiety about what will happen to him and indeed almost seems to hasten his destiny by flaunting damning evidence Lo strano caso del barista scomparso of his crimes It is as if he was aware his destiny was ineluctable and would have had the sameutcome regardless f any attempt to alter his fateThere s lots dynamics to the story which I ve left ut to avoid any spoilers but suffice to say that if you re a reader who reuires reasons for senseless inexplicable violence and infliction Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World of horrifying cruelty this may not be the book for you William Vollman writes the afterward for this book Vollman is a writer who s put himself in many horrifying situations and written a seven volume Rising Up and Rising Down studyf human violence and atrocities Vollman tries to The Year After offer some reasons for Frank s actions but I found them unconvincing and thought he was trying too hard to make sensef Frank s behavior I think Simenon s point to the extent he had And Quiet Flows the Don one in this novel was that there are some humans whose motivations cannot be sussedhttpswwwyoutubecomwatchviirx Nebraska song Simenon s ecstatically bleak Dirty Snow teetersn the fulcrum between four and five starness and Sailing Promise: Around the World on a Catamaran only just barely comes to restn the four star side A lot f hand wringing and soul searching went into this rating r at least two minutes worth but in the end I concluded that the Hunter's Moon only uality Dirty Snow lacks is that ineffable somethingr Prince of Lies other that makes a novel grab you by the balls and shout I m a five star book damn it Hearken to my greatness The first thing I want to say about Dirty Snow is actually something about twother books namely Sartre s Nausea and Camus The Stranger both Slow Dance of which you can safely chuckn the book burning pyre because Dirty Snow is the definitive fictional rendering L'arcobaleno negli occhi of existentialism Unlike its celebrated forebears Simenon s work is actually alive not just some nakedly abstract conceptnto which character and plot are clumsily affixed The protagonist Frank is a nineteen year Postcards from Vermont: A Social History, 1905-1945 old asshole in a presumably Germanccupied country during World War II The location is appropriately indistinct Like everything else it s pointless Frank has no real friends and doesn t give a shit about anybody not his fretful mother Lotte who runs a brothel Fire On The Mountain outf their apartment not Sissy the girl next door *WHO S INFATUATED WITH HIM AND NOT KROMER HIS *s infatuated with him and not Kromer his in crime Not even himself Entirely lacking in purpose Frank thieves and murders without moral compunction but his crimes are less profit motivated Polska or purely sadistic than they are strange floundering assertionsf self in an arbitrary and morally convoluted world The last fifty to seventy five pages f the book are a total downer to the extent that the whole fucked up punitive system OF THE OCCUPATION FORCES IS BASICALLY the ccupation forces is basically stand in for life in general We try to make sense A Novel Without Lies of it allr to feel important Wyrm or relevant in some small stupid way but hey guess what Spoiler We re all a bigl steamin pile I Am Ocilla of nothin Good night You ve been a lovely audience Second reading Frank Friedmaier is hell bentn destruction Son and chief procurer Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and Millais of the local brothelkeeper his mother Frank is nineteen yearsld and a sociopath Peppermint Tea of the firstrder This is collaborationist Vichy France The men Frank admires the most are black marketeers thieves and murderers men who brag about snuffing women during sex Frank starts his descent by killing a fat policeman Sunny Holiday of theccupying army who shows his avid courtesies to the local whores But murdering the Eunuch is just practice a preliminary and Frank s way Zhang Xin: On the Return to China of arming himself with a fine automatic Next he murders perhaps what we can call his true mother hisld wet nurse who lives 親指の恋人[oyayubi no koibito] outsidef town with her watchmaker brother Frank s gripe though he could hardly say so is his lack f a father Frank wants to be a man His crimes are failed attempts to initiate himself into manhood Frank desperately needs guidance That s why he becomes bsessed with the closest person who might help him his next door neighbor Gerhard Holst Frank is fascinated by Holst When he finally condescends to approach Holst s daughter Sissy Frank sadly is her first love it is Eureka Street only to uestion her at length about her father What did he do before the war and son Later when Sissy touches Frank s heart you know she is doomed You wait anxiously for her despoliation which when it comes is horrendous the act Turkestan Solo: A Journey Through Central Asia of a monster This talef brute thuggery and homocide in the wartime demimonde is a kind f a counter uest narrative The anti hero Frank must challenge himself to prove he is a man What he does to everyone around him but ultimately to himself he thinks f as his initiation His fatherlessness his isolation among women appalls him The denouement when the ccupying authorities finally catch up with him is surprising in its brevity and power I found myself exclaiming aloud something I never do This is a wonderful power I found myself exclaiming aloud something I never do This is a wonderful It s language is very flat compressed and sinuous I m glad I reread it Second nly to The Strangers in the House it is my favorite Simenon Effusively recommended PS Kudos to NYRB Classics for winnowing this Ferrugem Americana one from Simenon s huge corpusFirst reading This is wonderful It s the first Simenon I ever read and I found it vivid engaging and moving Dirty Snow is my second favorite Simenonutranked Storie ciniche only by The Strangers In The House. Ance that gets it exactly right In a studyf the criminal mind that is comparable to Jim Thompson's The Killer Inside Me Simenon maps a no man's land f the spirit in which human nature is driven to destruction and redemption perhaps as well by forces beyond its contr. La neige était sale

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