By Gary Jennings
Azteca raconte l. a. légende colorée et puissante d'une civilisation qui s'épanouit pendant de longs siècles dans un isolement splendide. Ce monde éclatant, et pourtant condamné, c'est un homme, Mixtli, dit Nuage Sombre, qui le décrit, dans un récit bouleversant, mouvementé, riche de l. a. beauté et de l. a. violence qui caractérisaient le Mexique ancien.
Ce grand roman historique plein de sang, d'amour et de sexe est aussi l'aventure et le destin exceptionnel d'un homme qui assiste à los angeles disparition d'un monde fabuleux, traversé de secrets and techniques et de terreurs, et que parcourent des personnages inoubliables.
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She had had so much and now had so little; her Berlin palace had been bombed and burned and her mother killed therein. She had inherited an estate in Pomerania, but now the Russians were there, and it had been what they called ‘socialized’—which meant that the peasants worked it and the Russians took as much of the produce as they saw fit. Really the peasant life wasn’t so bad; there were friends nearby, and they came to see her, so she got the gossip of the neighbourhood, and indeed of all aristocratic Germany.
Monck had seen one nation after another blundering stupidly and bringing about the opposite result to what it wanted. But the Hitler men of hate behaved with such cruelty that they turned the peasants into partisans, hiding in the forests and making war on the German communications. And now we see the Russians in their turn making the same blunder. One day they make speeches about working-class solidarity and the next day they behave like barbarians’. If the East Berliners remained poorly dressed while the West Berliners became well dressed, how could you persuade either side that communism meant prosperity and capitalism meant misery?
A chill wind blew over these flat plains, all the way from the Baltic, and rain had begun to fall—it was the season for it. He watched the desolate landscape and the pitiful ragged people trudging on the roads, most of them bound west; his heart ached for them, and he was more than ever a peace fanatic—but not a hopeful one. Morrison had warned him that the hunt might be long, therefore he should never let his tank get more than half empty. But you had to do it, otherwise he would go Communist on you!
Azteca (Littérature & Documents) by Gary Jennings