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The Last Days of New Paris

by China Miéville

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Me está costando la vida terminarlo, no me engancha nada... ( )
  Carla_Plumed | Dec 3, 2018 |
  SChant | Apr 6, 2018 |
this is just lovely, if you surrender to it. Paris in and after the Second World War, as alternate universes are created, and collapse, in a street war between Nazi and resistance forces using art against the enemy. culture as a no man's land, where art and cultural ideas have the power to wound. i had to go away and reread a lot of surrealist manifestos and look at a whole lot of art afterwards, but how can that be a bad thing? ( )
1 vote macha | Mar 8, 2018 |
Manifestations of surrealist imaginations roam the streets of a dystopian Paris, fighting Nazis and the occasional demon from hell.
This is as enjoyable as it sounds and invokes further complexities over the political role of poetry/art and the collective mythology of a movement. (Be warned though that if you do not happen to know the quoted images of the respective manifestations this book, will be beyond weird)

On the other hand (à plume) this novella has very shallow character development and beyond the (fantastic) general setting offers hardly any plot worth mentioning. The appearance of the manifs quickly begins to feel a bit gimmicky and half of the book I spent wondering about the references rather than about what was going on...
I was also a bit annoyed about the below-auto-translate-quality of all the German phrases.

Great idea, fun to read but don't expect anything too deep. ( )
  leo_depart | Oct 19, 2017 |
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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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