Last Times (Serge Victor)(Paperback)

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A story of displacement and resistance during the early days of the Nazi occupation of France. Last Times, Victor Serge's epic novel of the fall of France, is based--like much of his fiction--on firsthand experience. The author was an eyewitness to the last days of Paris in June 1940 and joined the chaotic mass exodus south to the unoccupied zone on foot with nothing but his manuscripts. He found himself trapped in Marseille under the Vichy government, a persecuted, stateless Russian, and participated in the early French Resistance before escaping on the last ship to the Americas in 1941. Exiled in Mexico City, Serge poured his recent experience into a fast-moving, gripping novel aimed at an American audience. The book begins in a near-deserted Paris abandoned by the government, the suburbs already noisy with gunfire. Serge's anti-fascist protagonists join the

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