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MAN’S FATE (LA CONDITION HUMAINE) [Andre Malraux] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Man’s Fate is about the failed communist. PROFILE of Andre Malraux, the French novelist, author of “La Condition Humaine .” The phrase “la condition humane” immediately entered the French language. Man’s Fate is a novel written by André Malraux about the failed communist revolution that occurred in Shanghai in , and the existential quandaries.

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Vashon Island Books Published: The first time I read Man’s Fate was very difficult, I had trouble understanding it, and it was at the time the most difficult book I had ever read. A bad translation can mangle a work beyond recognition; a good translation–as GR’s Cynthia Nine attests vis-a-vis Coelho’s regurgitations–is capable of turnin Why would I humxine five stars to a book I did not enjoy, did not like, felt malrqux special about and came very close to not finishing it?

This is largely the result of being so malfaux to death since assassinating a man. This is an excellent philosophical novel, a poetic one. La condition humaine Andre Malraux Historically, it’s a very interesting book. Man’s fate Modern Library Book, 33 Hardcover. Then there are action scenes which are fine, and the hardest parts to read were the political discussions and descriptions. As a study of conspiracy and conspirators, of humane caught in the desperate clash of ideologies, betrayal, expediency, and free will, Andre Malraux’s novel remains unequaled.

And Malraux’s fictional portrayal of an early Communist revolutionary attempt in Shanghai, China. Memories of spurious, overdone dialogue and phony plot.

Malraux’s fictional portrayal of an early Communist revolutionary attempt in Shanghai, China. These simply enhance the noir. The novel is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai in ocndition, and the existential quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution.

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Elements are included of miscegenation and misogyny. Independent producer Sidney Beckerman hired Costa-Gavras to adapt the novel and direct inbut the project was abandoned when the Ministry of Culture of the People’s Republic of China denied permission to film in the country.

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Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. There were external — political, personal and military — conflicts, and internal conflicts as some characters struggled to discover their strength of will, but no meaningful humane conflict, which makes all the philosophical posing somewhat hollow, as malarux the conclusion drives the actions, rather than the other way round. Ouviu-se uma sirene que se perdeu nesta pungente serenidade.

The Book House – St. Malraux’s sympathies are clearly with the Communists, and while Chiang himself is not technically a character, he is referred to throughout the novel and never in a complimentary fashion.

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The journalist Christopher Hitchenswhile noting that Malraux had spent almost no time in China, claimed that the novel “pointed up the increasing weight of Asia in world affairs; it described epic moments of suffering and upheaval, in Shanghai especially it was nearly filmed by Sergei Eisenstein ; and it demonstrated a huge respect for Communism and for Communists while simultaneously evoking the tragedy of a revolution betrayed by Moscow.

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Recommended for die-hard revolutionaries, and Francophones. Basically Kyo’s storyline and Chen’s storyline don’t really support or relate to each other. Published February 19th by Vintage first published April 28th Chen Ta Erh is sent to assassinate an authority, succeeds, and is later killed in a failed suicide bombing attempt on Chiang Kai-shek.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The best parts for me were where Malraux gets philosophical or delves deeply i I didn’t realise until I picked this up from the library that it was set in a violent struggle between the Chinese communists and Chiang Kai Shek’s Kuomintang in almost 20 years before the communists came to power. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Malraux’s “Man’s Fate” is a classic French existential novel of the s. I didn’t realise until I picked this up from the library that it was set in a violent struggle between the Chinese communists and Chiang Kai Shek’s Kuomintang in almost 20 years before the communists came to power.

As new except for owner’s name inside front cover, faint surface crease on front cover, and faint fading to color of top exterior page edges. Reading Malraux is not something you do for leisure.

La ronde de nuit Patrick Modiano. Chevalier who did a horrible job here, his only saving grace being that he was lucky. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Other readers will find La condition humaine very worthwhile for its great historical authenticity and magnificent Aristotelian pathos.

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