By Georges Simenon

A gripping story of small city suspicion and revengepart of Penguin's sequence of amazing new Inspector Maigret translations

"There was once an exaggerated humility approximately her. And but he sensed, underneath that photo, sparkles of delight held firmly in money. She used to be anaemic. Her flat chest was once no longer shaped to awaken hope. however, she was once unusually beautiful, might be simply because she appeared stricken, despondent, sickly."

In the coastal city of Concarneau, an area wine service provider is shot. Maigret quickly realizes that Emma, a downtrodden waitress, is hiding anything and that the mysterious yellow puppy lurking round city could be the key to fixing this crime.

With this demanding crime story—the 6th Maigret novel—Georges Simenon strikes past the style, making a richly evocative mental panorama with haunting insights into the darkish corners of human nature.

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Is is the person who lived with his wife but whose series of conscious memories halted soon a er the assault. Leonard 2a su ers a kind of death when his entire set of memories is infected, is fused with that of another person. In point of fact, there is no way to ascertain the details of this fusion, either from the inside or from the outside, or to decide which of his present memories are true and which false. But this is not really death, for some person seems to survive. Leonard 2b comes into being at this point.

In other words, memories seem to be united in a series only because most of them really happened to the same person. 6 But, given this possibility, it is more plausible to say that personal identity is constituted by the “thinking substance” (a mind or soul) and is not a matter of conscious memories at all. is objection too is less than decisive. Derek Parfit, a contemporary philosopher, notes that it assumes that the conscious memories in any series really did happen to the same person. 7 If conscious memories are thought of in this way, we may suppose that they are in a particular series, but not that they happened to any particular person.

19. 6. René Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy (1641), trans. Donald A. Cress (Indianapolis: Hackett, 1980), 68. 7. Sartre, “Existentialism,” 37–38. 8. , 22. Sartre is quoting Dostoyevsky. John Locke, Personal Identity, and Memento Basil Smith In his Essay concerning Human Understanding, John Locke famously o ers an explanation of personal identity. 1 Christopher Nolan’s Memento (2000) tests this theory of personal identity. In the film, Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), an insurance investigator from San Francisco, su ers shortterm memory loss as a result of an assault on his wife, Catherine (Jorja Fox), and himself.

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