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The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel (edition 2018)

by China Mieville (Author)

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Title:The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel
Authors:China Mieville (Author)
Info:Del Rey (2018), Edition: Reprint, 224 pages
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The Last Days of New Paris by China Miéville

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Imagine the Surrealist Movement against the Nazis! Famous and obscure Surrealist and Dada works of art come to life in this kind of weird alternate history thing. Exquisite Corpses and Ernst’s CELEBES are characters in Tanguy and Miro war-torn Parisian landscapes. It sounds hokey, but this writer, along with Jeff Vandermeer can effectively take a preposterous, absurd premise and treat it with riveting seriousness. ( )
  starlight17 | Mar 19, 2019 |
We mooched on, agreeing that the country was in a terrible state and that something should be done about it. In the light of what was to be done, and so soon, you might imagine us quivering with radical zeal. You would be wrong. Sixteen years old
  isabelx | Mar 3, 2019 |
Me está costando la vida terminarlo, no me engancha nada... ( )
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In the chaos of wartime Marseille, 1941, American engineer--and occult disciple--Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist Andre Breton. In the strange games of the dissident diplomats, exiled revolutionaries, and avant-garde artists, Parsons finds and channels hope. But what he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. In 1950, a lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in unending conflict, and the streets are stalked by living images and texts--and by the forces of Hell. To escape the city, he must join forces with Sam, an American photographer intent on recording the ruins, and make common cause with a powerful, enigmatic figure of chance and rebellion: the exquisite corpse. But Sam is being hunted. And new secrets will emerge that will test all their loyalties--to each other, to Paris old and new, and to reality itself."--… (more)

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