Malraux


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French novelist (1901-1976)

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Malraux himself would not perhaps have been altogether surprised by this.
As he recounts the fabulous life of Malraux, Todd shatters the myth of the French national hero.
Born just after the turn of the last century, Andre Malraux showed a taste for adventure from an early age, traipsing off to Cambodia with first wife Clara in search of fortune, then to Indochina as a leftist journalist.
The Houses of Culture flourished over the first 10 years of Malraux's tenure as Culture Minister but began to flounder after the 1968 student revolt against General Charles de Gaulle, the head of state who let Malraux create his network of Houses of Culture.
(1.) "Dialogue Andre Malraux - Roger Caillois," in J.-Cl.
The Pantheon's mingling of sacred and secular elements provides a particularly appropriate setting for the remains of Andre Malraux (1901-76).
Although Possoz appears only briefly within Malraux's novel, he does bear comparison on more than phonetic grounds with Beckett's Pozzo.
Wharton made fun of-the acquisition of the latest avant-garde paintings, rushing out to the Theater of the Absurd, quickly boning up on Malraux to add gloss to your cocktail conversation-more frenetic perhaps because a social aspirant now has nothing but cultivation to rely on to distinguish himself, has no listing in a social register to point to when this other, extremely vulnerable form of legitimacy begins to erode.
In 1923 Malraux went to Indochina as an archaeologist but soon became active in the revolutionary upheavals in China.
One of the enduring characteristics of French life, both in perceptions from outside and self-perceptions within, is a special, state-level relationship with culture, embodied by its culture ministry, which was born under Charles de Gaulle in 1959 and led for its first decade by the enigmatic and visionary Andre Malraux. Today, France is a country with generous support structures for out-of-work artists, or intermittents du spectacle.
Though Lowry doesn't mention Andre Malraux, he may well have read (or at least read about) the greatest French novel in the decade before he wrote Volcano.
It is not (nor was it meant to be) one of those works that produce "fissures in the millstone that grinds everything," to take a phrase from Jean-Francois Lyotard's Soundproof Room: Malraux's Anti-Aesthetics (1998), his reading of Andre Malraux, that describes cracks in the system, fissures Malraux longed for as a form of resistance to a vegetative cosmos.