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The last days of Paris a journalists diary. by Alexander Werth

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Published by Hamish Hamilton in London .
Written in English


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The Last Days of Paris book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Originally published in September , this book is an account of /5. [The Last Days of New Paris] is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place.”—NPR “A thoughtful, highbrow novella Miéville’s self-assured style offers up a strong sense of humanity, while the strange Surrealist monsters give Last Days a fun and complementary mad-science component.”2/5(3). Weaving together the historical and the imagined, China Miéville's The Last Days of New Paris is a surreal and extraordinary work, from the author of The City & The City. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist theorist André Breton/5(). • The Last Days of New Paris is published by Picador. To order a copy for £ (RRP £) go to or call Author: Stephen Poole.

In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer and occult disciple Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group. What he unwittingly unleashes is the power of dreams and nightmares, changing the war and the world forever. Nine years later, a lone Surrealist fighter, Thibaut, walks a new, hallucinogenic Paris, where Nazis and the Resistance are trapped in. The Last Days of New Paris (ISBN ) is a fantasy novella by China book takes place in an alternate history in which surrealist artists join partisans in Paris to fight Nazi groups. The role of surrealism in history is explored. Synopsis. The main plot follows Thibaut, a Parisian, in an alternate-history where World War II is still ongoing and Paris is. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, . In The Last Days of New Paris, China Miéville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction."Beauty will be convulsive" In the chaos of wartime Marseille, American engineer - and occult disciple - Jack Parsons stumbles onto a clandestine anti-Nazi group, including Surrealist /5(23).

The complete review's Review. The Last Days of New Paris imagines an added twist to the Second World War, with things going wrong in Occupied Paris, an 'S-Blast' in unleashing what are called 'manifs', manifestations of, generally, the surreal. Yes, Miéville posits a contained (to Paris) world where Surrealist (and some other) art has come to life. [The Last Days of New Paris] is a brief vacation in alien latitudes, a midnight layover in an imaginary place. -- NPR Mieville takes one of the most exhausted tropes of alternate history - a counterfactual Second World War - and breathes joyously vivid life into it/5(K). "A thriller of war that never was--of survival in an impossible city--of surreal cataclysm. In The Last Days of New Paris, China Mieville entwines true historical events and people with his daring, uniquely imaginative brand of fiction, reconfiguring history and art into . China Miéville is one of the great fantasists of the English language. Perdido Street Station is a new-weird masterpiece, while The City & the City and Embassytown proved he could ably stretch into mystery and science fiction. With his second novella of , The Last Days of New Paris, Miéville tackles an alternate history where a surrealist bomb explodes in the Nazi-occupied Paris of .