Graphic Annotations of China Miéville’s The Last Days of New Paris
Nicky Martin

Hi! Nice to see all the references in one place.

The Lion de Belfort is a direct reference to the “Dimanche” section of Max Ernst’ Une semaine de bonté, which contains several images with lion-headed characters, including one titled “Le Lion de Belfort” (

The Lion de Belfort in the story is not the one in Belfort but the smaller replica that is in the middle of the Place Denfert-Rochereau