André Malraux

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In the course of his life, André Malraux experienced, both directly and indirectly, many of the conflicts that were to shape the twentieth century. Born in 1901, Malraux spent the formative years of his adolescence living in wartime Paris. In Indochina in the mid-1920s he was witness to French colonial rule and to increased resistance to it. Malraux's travels were to supply him with a large part of the subject matter of his early works, and contributed to his growing association in France with revolutionary politics, an association confirmed by the publication in 1933 of his third novel, La Condition humaine [The Human Condition]. Throughout the majority of the 1930s, Malraux developed a …

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Citation:
Hurcombe, Martin. "André Malraux". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 October 2006
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