Malraux


Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Mal·raux

 (măl-rō′, mäl-), André 1901-1976.
French writer and politician. A member of the French resistance during World War II, he served as minister of culture (1959-1969) under Charles de Gaulle. His written works include novels of adventure and political action, such as Man's Fate (1933), and books of art history.

Malraux

(French malro)
n
(Biography) André (ɑ̃dre). 1901–76, French writer and statesman. His novels include La Condition humaine (1933) on the Kuomintang revolution (1927–28) and L'Espoir (1937) on the Spanish Civil War, in both of which events he took part. He also wrote on art, notably in Les Voix du silence (1951)

Mal•raux

(mælˈroʊ)

n.
André, 1901–76, French writer, art historian, and politician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Malraux - French novelist (1901-1976)
References in periodicals archive ?
In ten chapters that draw upon writers and topics as diverse and engaging as Andre Malraux and his concept of the Musee Imaginaire, Colin Rowe and his exploration of Mannerism in Modern Architecture as well as Rowe s book with Fred Koetter, Collage City, and examining works by artists including Albrecht Durer, Picasso and Duchamp and architects including James Stirling, Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry and Daniel Libeskind, Maxwell steps effortlessly through a range of ideas and concepts, to create an engaging and provocative thesis.
Washington, November 16 ( ANI ): Katie Holmes, who recently joined Twitter, has shared a cryptic, inspiring quote from French novelist Andre Malraux.
Malraux famously realized this museum in The Imaginary Museum of World Sculpture (1952-54), a three-volume cornucopia of reproductions of works of art from all cultures, a virtuoso demonstration of heterogeneity in art--deliriously varied and infinitely extendable.
After discussion of various aspects of allegories of discourse (with reference to Benjamin and Adorno/Derrida), subsequent chapters are devoted to the prose of Joyce, Kafka, Malraux, and Andric, and the poetry of Rilke, Eliot, Williams, and Stevens.
He employs a recurrent but rather pointless leitmotiv in his formidably complex work, and uses his ambitious but radically flawed novel to vent his mean Veen-spleen while taking a gratuitous kick at Malraux.
Published by Gallimard in France in 1974, this short but densely packed and kaleidoscopic meditation revolves around an illness that a year earlier had put Malraux in the Salpetriere Hospital for an extended stay.
In his memoir Picasso's Mask [1974], the French statesman Andre Malraux evokes the slow process by which a building becomes a ruin.
We're reminded of Andre Malraux who said that "cinema is an art form, but it is also an industry".
The listener is captivated by Doctorow's sober speculations about the novels the war in Iraq will engender, to take their place alongside the novels of Hemingway and Malraux.
Like his friend Andre Malraux, Babel was a mythomaniac who loved to invent and revise the facts of his life.
He believed, as Andre Malraux once said, that 'the 21st century will be the century of the spiritual or will not be'.
The stated goal of his biographer Olivier Todd is to determine whether that statue was built of concrete, marble, or even perhaps of sand; to establish to what extent Malraux was in a position to distinguish between truth and falsehood, or between fact and fiction, as he constructed his legend and forged his myth.