At the Heart of the Série noire

“Our goal is very simple: to prevent you from sleeping.” In 1945, Marcel Duhamel sends ripples through the world of French publishing. With the support of Gaston Gallimard, this literature-loving translator launches the Série noire – a collection of “hardboiled” novels. No more Agatha Christie, Hercule Poirot and his deductive investigations: Welcome to the world…

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