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    Curtis Cate
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    0880641711
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    978-0880641715
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    Fromm Intl; 1st. ed edition (April 1, 1997)
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    451 pages
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Andre Malraux: A Biography Paperback – June 1, 1998.

Andre Malraux: A Biography Paperback – June 1, 1998. by. Curtis Cate (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. An adventurer who always got photographed next to the Great Man, Malraux emerges here as a cause for marvel rather than admiration.

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Andre Malraux: A Biography Hardcover – April 1, 1997. In this extremely readable biography, Curtis Cate attempts to correct the image of Malraux as a heroic, committed activist and intellectual. Cate, however, does not delve deeply enough into how the political, cultural and social environment of the times impacted Malraux, and the biography comes up short as a consequence. I was left bewildered, occasionally, without an understanding of why Malraux made some of his choices, especially in politics, and Cate appears to be equally at a loss.

Georges André Malraux DSO (/mælˈroʊ/ mal-ROH, French: ; 3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist, and Minister of Cultural Affairs

Georges André Malraux DSO (/mælˈroʊ/ mal-ROH, French: ; 3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist, and Minister of Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate) (1933) won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information (1945–46) and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency (1959–1969).

He was the incarnation of political idealist and literary adventurer rivaling Hemingway.

A highly readable biography that endeavors to correct, but not erase, the image of Malraux as a heroic, committed l.

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According to Curtis Cate, his biographer, he. .André Malraux: a reassessment.

According to Curtis Cate, his biographer, he was slightly wounded twice during efforts to stop the Falangists' takeover of Madrid, but the historian Hugh Thomas denies this. The French government sent aircraft to Republican forces in Spain, but they were already obsolete by the standards of 1936. André Malraux: A Biography (1997) by Curtis Cate Fromm Publishing (ISBN 208066795). Malraux ou la Lutte avec l'ange.

No modern French writer has aroused as much passion as Andre Malraux, who combined a life of action worthy of Indiana Jones with a political and literary career of extreme controversy. His capture, after a spectacular temple-robbery in Cambodia, made him a left-wing "cause celebre" and established his opposition to colonial regimes. In the Spanish civil war he led a flamboyant air squadron, and later he became one of De Gaulle's strongest supporters, and was often seen as a traitor to his revolutionary ideals.

André Malraux: A Biography (1997) by Curtis Cate Fromm Publishing (ISBN 208066795). Art, histoire et religion (2001) by Raphaël Aubert (ISBN 2-8309-1026-5). A particularly important aspect of Malraux's thinking about art is his explanation of the capacity of art to transcend time.

Explores the French author's need to live life heroically, championing such causes as the French Communist Party, aiding the French Resistance, and serving in the Republican Air Force during the Spanish Civil War

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"A man is the sum of his actions, of what he has done, of what he can do, nothing else." Given this quote by Andre Malraux, one is left with a sense of wonder, after reading this fascinating biography. As I contemplate the man's actions and involvements, over the course of his lifetime, I try to come up with a clear definition of who he actually was. Malraux, a man who made such an impact on French culture and on the political scene of his time, was a novelist, critic, journalist, archaeologist, financial speculator, and political figure. He was a complex man, and an adventurer. In this extremely readable biography, Curtis Cate attempts to correct the image of Malraux as a heroic, committed activist and intellectual. Cate, however, does not delve deeply enough into how the political, cultural and social environment of the times impacted Malraux, and the biography comes up short as a consequence. I was left bewildered, occasionally, without an understanding of why Malraux made some of his choices, especially in politics, and Cate appears to be equally at a loss. The author covers a wide spectrum of material in this biography, and though he fails to draw credible conclusions in many instances, the nature of his subject alone makes reading this book an extraordinary experience.
Andre Malraux was born in Paris and was raised by his mother and grandmother. His parents were divorced. His father committed suicide in 1930. Malraux studied Oriental languages at the Ecole des Langues Orientales, although he did not graduate. At the age of 21 he left for Cambodia with his wife Clara Goldsmith. He was arrested and almost imprisoned for stealing a bas relief from the temple at Bantai Srey. The book details this "youthful" archeological expedition. In fact, this trip probably sparked the seed of revolution against colonialism in the young man.
After returning to France, Malraux became highly critical of the French colonial authorities in Indochina and in 1925 helped to organize the Young Annam League and founded the newspaper "Indochina in Chains." He may also have worked for Kuomintang in China in 1927. On his return to France he published his first novel, "The Temptation of the West" (1926). This was followed by "The Conquerors' (1928), "The Royal Way" (1930) and "Man's Fate" (French: La Condition Humaine) (1934), a powerful novel about the defeat of a communist regime in Shanghai and the choices the losers have to face. He won the 1933 Prix Goncourt of literature for the latter novel. In the 1930's Malraux also joined archeological expeditions to Iran and Afghanistan.
Malraux's anticolonial involvement in the Chinese, Spanish and Vietnamese revolutions, inspired a series of novels that propelled him into the limelight as a writer of great intelligence and insight. This very intelligence, along with his participation in the political upheavals of the time, make Malraux's story so gripping.
The book also delves into Malraux's service with the Republican Air Force during the Spanish Civil War, and his underground activities during WWII, when he worked for both British Intelligence and the French Resistance. These chapters in Malraux's life were a highpoint for me - thrilling reading! The bio also covers his postwar career as DeGaulle's Minister of Culture.
I thoroughly enjoyed this somewhat flawed biography. Malraux was one of the most intriguing men of the 20th century. His need to experience danger, to risk his life on several occasions, and his desire to champion causes, made him a heroic and romantic figure. I am certainly inspired to read more of Malraux's work after finishing this book - an enjoyable and enlightening read.
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This is a well-researched, quite well-written biography for those who seek details (sometimes TOO detailed for me)of the life of this amazing person.