André Malraux


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André Malraux (3 November 1901 – 23 November 1976) was a French novelist, art theorist and Minister for Cultural Affairs. Malraux's novel La Condition Humaine (Man's Fate) (1933) won the Prix Goncourt. He was appointed by President Charles de Gaulle as Minister of Information (1945–1946) and subsequently as France's first Minister of Cultural Affairs during de Gaulle's presidency ... more »

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  • ''The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves ... is what I call hell.''
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Anti-Memoirs, "The Human Condition," sct. 2 (1967), trans. by Terence Kilmartin (1968). ...
  • ''There are not fifty ways of fighting, there's only one, and that's to win. Neither revolution nor war consists in doing what one pleases.''
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Man's Hope, pt. 2, sct. 2, ch. 12 (1937).
  • ''Always, however brutal an age may actually have been, its style transmits its music only.''
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. Quoted in Lillian Smith, The Journey, ch. 15 (1955).
  • ''All art is a revolt against man's fate.''
    André Malraux (1901-1976), French man of letters, statesman. The Voices of Silence, pt. 4, ch. 7 (1951).
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