The Resource The last days of new paris, China Miéville, (electronic resource.)

The last days of new paris, China Miéville, (electronic resource.)

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The last days of new paris
Title
The last days of new paris
Statement of responsibility
China Miéville
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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 Miéville 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 André 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 The Last Days of New Paris"Beautiful, stunningly realized . . . [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."-USA Today "[A] testament to the necessary, progressive power of art . . . Both moving and disturbingly timely."-Newsday "A novel both unhinged and utterly compelling, a kind of guerrilla warfare waged by art itself, combining both meticulous historical research and Miéville's unparalleled inventiveness."-Chicago TribuneFrom the Hardcover edition
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Miéville, China
Index
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Literary form
fiction
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  • Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Literature
  • Science Fiction
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The last days of new paris, China Miéville, (electronic resource.)
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Publication
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online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
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Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002583429
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
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B09D5C94-DDB2-4F63-9FE4-4C20C3D21B4F
Label
The last days of new paris, China Miéville, (electronic resource.)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0002583429
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
B09D5C94-DDB2-4F63-9FE4-4C20C3D21B4F

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