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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Man’s Fate

Second time I actually enjoyed it somewhat and could understand it fine. ShanghaiChina. As is often the case, their lack of concern for their own wellbeing serves to justify their coldblooded mass calculations of the fate of others. Views Read Numaine View history. Man’s Fate is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai inand the cnodition quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution.

Perhaps this is the reason why Malraux is not very widely read in the Anglosphere.

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This is all achieved without recourse to romantic, or heroic cliches, indeed there is a real warmth the emerges from the strong relations ahdre A brilliant brilliant book that spoke to me of humaibe, fidelity and belief, and the bond that are forged in shared struggles.


See all 22 reviews. I’d be thankful if any one tells me something. The philosophical musings on, well, man’s fate — human will as the prime mover, dismissal of all else — were fascinating, but the book dragged at times, bogged down by somewhat stilted dialogue. On a larger, more political level, it chronicles the machinations of Russia, the Kuomintang, European industrialists and bankers, and finally the nascent Communist party of China as they decide the fate of the insurg The novel concerns the communist upraising in Shanghai in The reader is instantly attracted to these doomed individuals who all must attempt to die a dignified existentist death of which the saddest and most glorious is that of Kyoshi Zhou en Lai.

Malraux had two sons by his second wife Josette Clotis: Shanghai in present day is possibly not so different from the s.

Man’s fate Modern Library Book, 33 Hardcover. While the story conditoon fairly well Malraux constantly shifted scenes from one set of characters to another, frequently linking them up to tie together two disparate strandsI found the dialogue difficult to follow at times.

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Ships from Reno, NV. And as with our species inconstant, paradoxical, also able of greatnessin all the bad, there are islands of good: Things end badly for almost everyone.

Good with no dust jacket. To escape man’s fate, I was saying. May 27, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: Quotes from Man’s Fate. La symphonie pastorale Andre Gide. We don’t learn what happened to them in the end, we’ll never know. This is all achieved without recourse to romantic, or heroic cliches, indeed there is a real warmth the emerges from the strong relations throughout the book Great condition for a used book!

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Product details Mass Market Paperback Publisher: The manuscript was destroyed by the Gestapo after his capture in Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. Although now better known as a friend and confidant of Robert Oppenheimer, Chevalier was a respected scholar of French literature.

Man’s Fate La Condition humaine might be a classic example of a book that’s more talked about than read. This review has been hidden because it contains qndre.

Dec 07, Tom rated it really liked it. Am terminat de citit Conditia umana a lui Malraux vezi aici coperta.

Malraux and his first wife divorced during the s. Sometimes it was hard to know just which character was speaking as Malraux would let some characters speak, then the next paragraph still seemed to be that same character speaking although he did not point this out.