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The Resource The last days of new Paris : a novella, China Miéville

The last days of new Paris : a novella, China Miéville

Label
The last days of new Paris : a novella
Title
The last days of new Paris
Title remainder
a novella
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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 something new. "Beauty will be convulsive." 1941. In the chaos of wartime Marseille, 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. 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. Praise for China Mieville "[Mieville's] wit dazzles, his humour is lively, and the pure vitality of his imagination is astonishing."--Ursula K. Le Guin, The Guardian, on Three Moments of an Explosion "Dark and thought-provoking."--The San Diego Union-Tribune, on The City & The City "Richly conceived."--The New York Times Book Review, on Embassytown "Mieville more than delivers."--San Francisco Chronicle, on Kraken "Compulsively readable."--The Washington Post Book World, on Perdido Street Station"--
  • "From the bestselling and award-winning master of sci fi, fantasy, and speculative fiction: a Surrealist bomb transfigures war-torn Paris into a phantasmagoric dreamscape, unleashing a race of nightmarish creatures"--
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Miéville, China
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6063.I265
LC item number
L37 2016
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paris (France)
  • Art
  • Surrealism
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Art
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Surrealism
  • France
Label
The last days of new Paris : a novella, China Miéville
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Days of New Paris -- Afterword : On coming to write The Last Days of New Paris -- Notes : Some manifs, details, and their sources
Control code
ocn949669411
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2018 Del Rey trade paperback edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781524797485
Lccn
2016017029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027067690
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949669411
Label
The last days of new Paris : a novella, China Miéville
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-205)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Last Days of New Paris -- Afterword : On coming to write The Last Days of New Paris -- Notes : Some manifs, details, and their sources
Control code
ocn949669411
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
2018 Del Rey trade paperback edition.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9781524797485
Lccn
2016017029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027067690
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)949669411

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