SIMENON Georges - Autograph Letter Signed giving friendly advice to a writer
Georges SIMENON (1903-1989)Autograph Letter Signed (“Geo Simenon”) on his correspondence card to Danielle Henrotte, thanking her for a letter which moved him, and giving her advice as a writer.
1 page oblong 8vo on his correspondence card, Lausanne, n.d.
Trans: “Thank you for your letter which moved me. Tell your grandfather, whose friend I was, that this friendship has lasted. I would like to reply to you at greater length, but I am in the midst of a long book which will take me months to write.
As for you, write, write, long and short, and when you are pleased with yourself, submit the manuscript to an editor. A novelist is the worst judge of others!”
Georges Simenon was a tremendously prolific writer, producing several hundred works, both novels and short stories, under his own name and a variety of pseudonyms. His early training in journalism in his native Liège stood him in good stead when writing his later psychological studies and, most famously, his Maigret novels. He left Belgium before he was twenty, and his peripatetic life took him to Paris, the French Atlantic coast, Canada, New York, and, eventually, Lausanne where he lived from the early 1960s until his death.
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