The Bells of Bicetre

The Bells of Bicetre

Georges Simenon / Aug 21, 2019

The Bells of Bicetre Here Simenon analyzes the effect of a stroke on a man in the prime of his life Rene Maugras has risen from obscurity to publisher of a highly influential Paris newspaper Then suddenly he finds himself

  • Title: The Bells of Bicetre
  • Author: Georges Simenon
  • ISBN: 9780451025906
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Paperback
  • Here Simenon analyzes the effect of a stroke on a man in the prime of his life Rene Maugras has risen from obscurity to publisher of a highly influential Paris newspaper Then suddenly he finds himself in a Paris hospital, speechless and paralyzed, yet surprisingly clear of mind For the first time in his life he is forced to reflect.As Simenon charts the stages of illnesHere Simenon analyzes the effect of a stroke on a man in the prime of his life Rene Maugras has risen from obscurity to publisher of a highly influential Paris newspaper Then suddenly he finds himself in a Paris hospital, speechless and paralyzed, yet surprisingly clear of mind For the first time in his life he is forced to reflect.As Simenon charts the stages of illness and recovery, we feel our perspectives alter with Maugras.

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    About "Georges Simenon"

      • Georges Simenon

        Simenon was one of the most prolific writers of the twentieth century, capable of writing 60 to 80 pages per day His oeuvre includes nearly 200 novels, over 150 novellas, several autobiographical works, numerous articles, and scores of pulp novels written under than two dozen pseudonyms Altogether, about 550 million copies of his works have been printed.He is best known, however, for his 75 novels and 28 short stories featuring Commissaire Maigret The first novel in the series, Pietr le Letton, appeared in 1931 the last one, Maigret et M Charles, was published in 1972 The Maigret novels were translated into all major languages and several of them were turned into films and radio plays Two television series 1960 63 and 1992 93 have been made in Great Britain.During his American period, Simenon reached the height of his creative powers, and several novels of those years were inspired by the context in which they were written Trois chambres Manhattan 1946 , Maigret New York 1947 , Maigret se f che 1947.Simenon also wrote a large number of psychological novels , such as La neige tait sale 1948 or Le fils 1957 , as well as several autobiographical works, in particular Je me souviens 1945 , Pedigree 1948 , M moires intimes 1981.In 1966, Simenon was given the MWA s highest honor, the Grand Master Award.In 2005 he was nominated for the title of De Grootste Belg The Greatest Belgian In the Flemish version he ended 77th place In the Walloon version he ended 10th place.


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    1. Un dramma ordinarioChiunque abbia vissuto la disavventura di precipitare in un ricovero ospedaliero per il crollo improvviso della propria salute (un grave incidente, un intervento chirurgico importante, una seria malattia acuta) non può non restare ammaliato dalla straordinaria efficacia con cui Simenon riesce a esplorare anche questa particolare condizione umana e a descriverla in tutte le sue sfaccettature.Una malìa, occorre ammettere, accompagnata da un certo senso di disagio, perché il t [...]


    2. There is ever so much more to Georges Simenon than merely a writer of mysteries, of which he is one of the world's four or five most prominent practitioners. The Bells of Bicetre is seen from the eye of a single character, a journalist named Rene Maugras, who has suffered a stroke while standing at a urinal at his favorite Paris restaurant.We follow the slow recovery of Maugras as he is upbraided by his physician friend Besson, his nurses, and various visitors at the Hospital of Bicetre in the s [...]


    3. A man of a certain age, a man of some experience and accomplishment, in deceptively true-to-form Simenon style, falls out of his regular run of experience and routine. What follows is a never-considered detour in the generally very comfortable life of a Parisian newspaper publisher. A man who is by profession an adept journalist, master of holding onto all threads of a story, very suddenly finds himself at a loss. Simenon is always fascinated by this kind of unpredictability, this skip in the re [...]


    4. This novel begins with the first sounds Rene Maugras hears and recognizes as he comes to consciousness after his stroke. Some days have passed since Rene Maugras collapsed in the bathroom during the monthly luncheon with his oldest (and most successful) friends. He has left the world of the newspapers he runs, his friends, his wife. In his post-coma cocoon his mind is free. He cannot move or speak. There is nothing for him to do but think. We listen to his thoughts as he observes those around hi [...]


    5. Considered one of the author's best books, it is a close-focus, full-length novel of a businessman recovering from a stroke and reviewing his life. It is quite good and well paced. It is also the first of the many, many novels of Simenon's, I've read, where I found the author reusing an unmodified memory(?). Was this because of its strength? Forgetfulness on his part? Whatever, it hardly matters, but I found it interesting; even the color of the dress worn by the girl he describes is the same. T [...]


    6. This is not a surgically-precise Maigret novel. Simenon wrote long, deep, introspective, and perhaps voyeuristic passages. I liked the main character, I was annoyed by the main character, and at times I did NOT like the main character. That fact makes this novel another proof that Simenon was a masterful writer.


    7. Three-and-a-half stars. Ending a bit rushed and (intentionally) ambiguous. A novel of its times (1960s), with smoking in hospitals, both doctors and patients!


    8. Acutissimo Simenon, in questo romanzo, nel riportare le sensazioni e i pensieri di un uomo colpito da paralisi che improvvisamente si ritrova sbalzato da una vita mondana e frenetica in un letto d’ospedale, in balia di un personale medico da cui si sente trattato non più come una persona, ma come un *caso clinico*. Acutissimo nel descrivere il panico di chi non ha più controllo sulle proprie azioni ma deve affidarsi alle decisioni di persone estranee, che sente come ostili. Acutissimo nel di [...]


    9. This startling departure from the character of most of Simenon's work is, I believe, one of his very best novels, if not the best I have read. I am going to be very lazy and quote from the original 1964 New York Times review of the work, because it captures what I feel exactly and I don't think I could improve upon the observations:"[Simenon] has at last achieved, at the age of 60, what one French critic (Jacqueline Barde) calls 'son grand roman, son premier roman.' And in this first 'pure' nove [...]


    10. A successful middle aged man reviews his life from his his hospital bed having had a stroke. He reflects on the motives for his professional and personal relationships. A fascinating insight into what it might be like to lose the ability to communicate and how others behave toward someone who is incapacitated. Good entertainment and of interest to those who are carers.



    11. THE BELLS OF BICETRE. (1963). Georges Simenon. ***^.This is one of Simenon’s “psychological” novels. They are all pretty much cut from the same cloth, where the author attempts to get into the mind of his character and lay it open to his readers. In this instance, we meet Rene Maugras, the owner of the city’s major newspapers and several magazines aimed at target audiences. He is a busy man and one prominent in the business community. One day, at a business luncheon, he excuses himself t [...]


    12. Un uomo ricco e potente, direttore del principale quotidiano parigino, viene colpito da una trombosi durante la solita riunione mensile in un club esclusivo del suo circolo di amici, tutti uomini di successo dela società parigina. Quando si riprende, si ritrova nen letto di una camera privata del reparto di un grande ospedale cittadino, curato da un suo amico medico e da un grande luminare. Bloccato nel suo letto, impossibilitato a muoversi ed a parlare e con il serio rischio di subire menomazi [...]


    13. Un libro fatto di suoni. Le campane del titolo "anelli sonori che si allargano via via e formano onde sempre più lontane", i rumori dell'ospedale, colpi di martello, rumori di posate, riconosce le persone dal rumore dei loro passi. Anche i suoi ricordi sono sonori, "Con il rumore ossessivo della risacca e delle sue scarpe sui ciottoli", "Ha conservato nelle orecchie i suoi eccessi di tosse."Bel libro di Simenon, come poteva essere diversamente, che però non mi ha coinvolto come la lettura di " [...]


    14. This book is about a famous man who has a stroke. While he lies in hospital bed rehabbing, he starts to appreciate life arouns him. He realizes that before he was a slave to time and tasks, now he simply daydreams and listens to the sounds outside; the bells of Bicetre. Once he starts to recover more fully, he stops hearing the bells and becomes aware he is losing something even as he regains his independence.


    15. Una acuta e profonda riflessione sulla natura umana, colta dal particolare punto di vista di un uomo di successo costretto all'immobilità in un letto d'ospedale da una malattia. Pur ridimensionando al minimo ogni intreccio narrativo, Simenon riesce a creare un'opera avvincente e irresistibile. Grande!


    16. Rene Maugras ist Mitte 50 und Chefredakteur der wichtigsten Pariser Tageszeitung und zweier Wochenblätter. Dann erleidet er einen Schlaganfall. Ein beeindruckendes Buch über einen Mann, der durch die Erkrankung vom Macher zum zum Zusacher, zum Fremdbestimmten wird, der mit der Herausforderung der Gesundung nicht klar kommt und der sich vom Medizinbetrieb auch entmündigen lässt


    17. Mielenkiintoinen psykologinen kertomus aivohalvauksen saaneesta 54-vuotiaasta miehestä ja hänen ajatuksistaan ensimmäisten toipumispäivien aikana.



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