The Resource La cage de verre, Georges Simenon

La cage de verre, Georges Simenon

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La cage de verre
Title
La cage de verre
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Georges Simenon
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fre
Summary
  • The Glass Cage was first published as La Cage de Verre in 1971, and translated into English by Antonia White. It is the sad story of Émile Virieu, a man cut off from all others, seemingly indifferent to all emotion, and to what others think. He literally has no reaction to others, and this, added to his peculiar appearance, causes people to treat him with reserve and even suspicion. Émile works as a proof reader, isolated in the glass cage of the title which is suspended over a printing works. It is part of Simenon's skill as a writer that the reader slowly, imperceptibly, becomes Émile, suffering his resentments and reflecting on his life. This is what Simenon does so well, getting under the skin of an ̀ordinary' man and revealing the madness within, along with a melancholy sadness that human nature should be that way
  • "The staccato sound of the typewriter woke him and he saw, as usual, the pale sheets on the bed of his wife on the other side of the nightstand. Who decided that there would be twins? After eighteen years, he could not say for sure. Moreover, the events of that time were confused and, for reasons he was not trying to untangle, he preferred to drive them from his memory. It was probably her. And he had not protested. He never protested ..."--Cataloger's translation of publisher's website
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MCCPP
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1903-1989
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Simenon, Georges
Dewey number
843.92
Index
no index present
Language note
In French
Literary form
novels
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  • Librairie générale française
  • Georges Simenon Collection
Series statement
Le livre de poche
Series volume
33527
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  • Man-woman relationships
  • Marital conflict
  • Police
Label
La cage de verre, Georges Simenon
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn905602868
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9782253133926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905602868
Label
La cage de verre, Georges Simenon
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn905602868
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9782253133926
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)905602868

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