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La neige était saleSeu primeiro assassinato Pela escuridão de um inverno interminável o protagonista se afundará na abjeção até ue não haja mais saída Este livro já foi descrito como um dos raros romances nascidos sob a França ocupada ue vão direto ao ponto Atrás das grades depois de ser descoberto pelos oficiais Frank vive os dias 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 occupation of 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 other small time hoods 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 or anything else During the course of this novel Frank commits three heinous acts two 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 reasons or psychological motivations for most 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 based on the real life murder spree of 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 of the song are a response to the uestion of why he decided to go on 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 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 scars on his psyche The occupation of his land by an invading foreign army hasn’t either Simenon does a great job 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 implied only 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 of his crimes It is as if he was aware his destiny was ineluctable and would have had the same outcome regardless of any attempt to alter his fateThere's lots dynamics to the story which I've left out to avoid any spoilers but suffice to say that if you're a reader who reuires reasons for senseless inexplicable violence and infliction 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 study of human violence and atrocities Vollman tries to offer some reasons for Frank's actions but I found them unconvincing and thought he was trying too hard to make sense of Frank's behavior I think Simenon's point to the extent he had one in this novel was that there are some humans whose motivations cannot be sussedhttpswwwyoutubecomwatch?viirx Nebraska song

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Aos dezenove anos Frank Friedmaier vive na França sob a ocupação nazista no início dos anos 1940 Todos lutam para sobreviver Ele mora na casa da mãe um prostíbulo ue serve aos oficiais alemães mas busca um sentido para sua vida Friedmaier é um cafetão um bandido um ladrão Assim ue o livro começa ele acaba de cometer In the world of novel writing Georges Simenon was the Mozart of 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 on his desk and a 'Do Not Disturb' sign to hang on 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 of his talent After ten years of writing dime store potboilers Simenon decided to get serious and started writing his Detective Maigret novels A few years after pumping out detective novels again Simenon decided to become even serious and thus began writing what he sometimes characterized as romans durs that is “straight novels” or “hard novels” meaning hard on the reader PD James termed these Simenon third phase books as “dark novels” Personally I like the sound of 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 on the reader and dark as in the deep recesses of the human psyche Simenon’s novels are nearly always strict point of view narratives where readers see people and unfolding events only as the main character sees them With Dirty Snow the novel’s main character is a burly eighteen year old by the name of Frank Friedmaier a despicable lout if there ever was 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 gazing over his brawny swinish shoulder Judging this novel set in an unnamed European city under World War II type foreign military occupation as hard on the reader would be understatement; anyone opening the book’s pages had better be prepared for a story that’s tough to swallow; actually on further reflection make that extremely tough to swallow At various points in the narrative Dirty Snow reminded me 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 living on the outside and Frank shut up on the inside My strong sense is if Georges Simenon didn’t write all those potboilers and Detective Maigret novels and only wrote a few of his romans durs then Dirty Snow would be studied and discussed alongside such classics of existentialism as The Stranger and Jean Paul Sartre’s Nausea Now I can see why George Simenon thought himself worthy of 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 other slightly older men who have committed murders thus Frank plans to murder his first man a fat officer in the army of occupation known as the Eunuch who is drinking in a bar murder him with a knife that very evening as something akin to a rite of passage We also come to understand Frank has an odd relationship with an older man his neighbor Gerhardt Holst a man we might infer is a father figure for Frank Frank waits in the snow of the back alley knife at the ready waiting for the Eunuch to walk out 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 because of 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 of passage from boyhood to manhood does not happen in isolation but is a community event witnessed by older 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 one has already read Dirty Snow Vollmann critiues the novel in detail without risking giving anything away At one point Vollmann observes “Here is Simenon’s genius Frank wants to be recognized He wants to be known He scarcely knows himself or anything else worth knowing But if he can somehow stand revealed to the gaze of the Other then maybe he will achieve some sort of 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 of coffee Awake at 600 he prepares it himself and drinks it installed at his machine He gives himself until 900 to write a whole chapter He works only by electric light