also rejects the argument that the works we now include in our 'musee imaginaire' can all be shown to exhibit certain common formal properties (or 'artistic universals').
Olivier Todd, Andre Malraux
/ Una vida, traduccion de Encarna Castejon, Tusquets, Barcelona, 2002, 745 pp.
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.
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.
Late French Culture Minister Andre Malraux
had evoked the possibility of mass copying of cultural objects a half century ago in such books as The Psychology of Art and The Metamorphosis of the Gods.
From the jumping bean controversy, through his jousts with Malraux
,(1) to his charge against Picasso,(2) Roger Caillois's attitude remained the same: a fear of the seductions of misunderstood originality, a condemnation of the fear of influence that characterized the moderns, and praise for imitation, conceived as the only true school of art.
On November 23, 1996, amid elaborate and solemn ceremony, the remains of the writer, freedom fighter, and statesman Andre Malraux
were transferred - translated is the medievally correct term - from the Verrieres cemetery outside Paris to France's highest place of honor, the Pantheon.
himself italicizes the phrase en attendant.
From the earliest interviews given in the late 1930s to conversations just a few weeks before his death, Wright stresses that his literary foregrounding was an incredibly rich mixture of influences ranging from African American folk art (especially the spirituals and the blues), to American naturalists and realists such as Anderson, Dreiser, and Farrell, to the masters of modern European literature, particularly Dostoevsky, Malraux
, Sartre, and Camus.
In addition to major works by such contemporary writers as Gide, Marcel Proust, Andre Malraux
, Jean-Paul Sartre, Albert Camus, and many lesser French authors, the firm published the well-known La Pleiade series of French literary classics.
He demonstrated his ability to synthesize his social and literary interests in Politics and the Novel (1957), a book of essays on Stendhal, Dostoevsky, Conrad, Turgenev, Hawthorne, Henry James, Henry Adams, Malraux
, Silone, and Orwell.