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By Georges Simenon

Ceux du Grand-Café est une nouvelle de Georges Simenon, publiée en 1938. Elle fait partie de los angeles série des Maigret.

La nouvelle est écrite à Neuilly pendant l'hiver 1937-1938 ou à Porquerolles en mars 1938. Elle connaît une première booklet lors d'une édition pré-originale dans l'hebdomadaire Police-Film, no sixteen du 12 août 1938.

Elle est éditée pour los angeles première fois dans le tome IX des Éditions Rencontre en 1967.

Maigret, à los angeles retraite dans sa maison de Meung-sur-Loire, est un peu désœuvré. Pour occuper ses journées, il prend l'habitude de jouer aux cartes avec les habitués du Grand-Café. L'ex-commissaire s'enlise dans sa vie de rentier, jusqu'au jour où un drame bouleverse l. a. petite ville: un des partenaires de jeu est retrouvé au volant de sa camionnette, une balle dans l. a. poitrine.

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The dog appeared. I ended up hoping for a sort of mark of truth that would emerge from these clouds of flesh drowning the bony structure. MISS RITA This job took up most of my nights and threw me into a painful instability. A sort of savage reverie guided my hand, drove it to sudden movements, up and down, that grounded invariably in the regrouping of a part of the scene. My wrists and my fingers went along in a silent task that could only be a race with no finish line. The attraction, like the terror I had felt for her, was transformed into a hot pursuit where the line and the paper were the object, sequence after sequence, of a confused reconstruction that, for me, had to lead to a final image.

The dog grabbed them before they even reached the ground. MISS RITA The autonomous activity of her jaw doubtlessly calmed something else in her because she kept repeating that she wasn't really hungry but that it had to be done, that it was a necessity. Stranded, shrunken with age, the animal and the old lady spent part of their nights absorbing the contents of the aluminum trays which then piled up near the garbage bins. It seemed that their bodies were furnaces for the absorbed substances-their flesh, due to their nocturnal practices, appeared red hot.

By abrasion, friction or intrus10n. Just as in nature, where the existence of a territory favors the reproduction of individuals, care for the young and, through this, the survival of the species, in the same way this new scenery that a simple flat tire and then a hand wound had created, was going to overturn his life and permit him to find a way out of two problems that, up to this day, had not stopped eating away at him: the idea of love attached to literature. Without ever having admitted it to himself, he knew it.

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