Writers in the field of aesthetics--or the philosophy of art as it is sometimes called--have had relatively little to say about Andre Malraux
's account of the visual arts, as presented, for example, in his major works on the subject, Les Voix du silence and La Metamorphose des dieux.
, AT A very early age, expressed his determination to sculpt his own commemorative statue.
One of the greatest lives in 20th century French arts and politics is rendered as dull as an historical timetable in "Malraux
," vet Gallic writer-helmer Michele Rosier's listless dramatization.
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.
Here, Beckett evidences his familiarity with Andre Malraux
's 1933 novel, La Condition humaine, set at the time of the Communist uprising of 1927 in Shanghai.(6) In the notebook, he jots down a quotation from the fourth part of that novel, where the young Chinese militant, Tchen, feels the full weight of human solitude while silently preparing to attack the motorcade of Chiang Kai-shek.
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.