World without visa

Jean Malaquais

The most famous novel of libertarian communist author Jean Malaquais, set in Marseille under Vichy control prior to the German occupation. Dozens of characters feature in this acclaimed novel of human dislocation and degradation.

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Feb 22 2017 06:19

A notable fact: one of the book's characters is ICC founding member Marc Chirik. Apparently Malaquais, at least for a time, was a member of the left communist Gauche Communiste de France, to which Chirik also belonged.

Could be an interesting book, thanks for uploading it!

Feb 22 2017 17:22

I think the 'Marc L averne' character' is done pretty well, although if you asked the actual Marc he used to say it was a bit idealised.....I think in general the book is a very vivid portrait of the life of the 'exiles' in Marseilles during the war and well worth reading, with some interesting political debates, like the one between Marc and the Victor Serge character who supports the 'democratic' camp.