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 AndrĂ© Malraux about the failed communist revolution that occurred in Shanghai in , and the existential quandaries.

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Man’s Fate by AndrĂ© Malraux

Heavy wear to cover. On one level it is an action novel featuring the siege, by communist and European insurgents, of a police station in Shanghai, political assassinations, and an arms hijacking. What’s the point of it all? Dec 02, Rakesh rated it it was amazing. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Man’s fate Modern Library Book, 33 Hardcover.

An interesting, although certainly not an uplifting, read. If you like direct language that doesn’t dilly dally around setting try L. La condition humaine is a great existentialist novel written by the extremely flamboyant Andre Malraux who did and saw a great deal in his adventuresome life.

This book won the Prix Goncourt French literature award inand in was named number five in Le Monde’s Books of the Century. Only by killing others does he seem to derive any meaning in his own life. Let me say this first: The plot exists primarily to allow the essence of the various character to be illuminated in the face of certain destruction.


He considers gambling “suicide without dying”. The manuscript was destroyed by the Gestapo after his capture in During the war he worked on a long novel, The Struggle with the Angel based on the story of the Biblical Jacob.

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What can I andr Nov 12, Patrick Cook rated it it was ok Shelves: Cup and Chaucer Books Published: On his return to France, he published The Temptation of the West which had the format of an exchange of letters between a Westerner and an Asian comparing aspects of the two cultures.

Chevalier who did a horrible job here, his only saving grace being that he was lucky. Why humaaine I give five stars to a book I did not enjoy, did not like, felt nothing special about and came very close to not finishing it? Ships from the UK.

Les mains sales Jean-Paul Sartre. Memories of a few brilliant passages in the mire too. The novel is much more than just malraix history of the Communist crashing at the hands of Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang in Shanghai. Translated to Dutch by the author’s friend Edgar Du Perron.

La condition humaine

There’s plenty of silence, muttering and plaintive smoking. Hard To Find Books. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Oct 30, Nick rated it really liked it. Better World Books Condition: It’s just flat out depressing, it really was The book works on several different levels. Mass Market Paper Back. Winner of the Prix Goncourt, Manuel-Antonio Monteagudo Gauvrit The power of man against death, its supreme act of dignity when he anfre death with defiance.


Katow had faced execution once before, during the Russian Civil War and was saved at the last moment, which gives him a feeling of psychological immunity.

Man’s Fate

This book was the book Charles Krauthammer was reading the day he injured himself in a diving accident in which he was paralyzed for the rest of his life Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. The prose is clunky, and some explosive scenes are ruined by bad phrasing. The reader is instantly attracted to these doomed individuals who all must attempt to die lw dignified existentist death of which the saddest and most glorious is that of Kyoshi Zhou en Lai. Malraux weaves these revolutionary characters together to get a real sense of why they are risking their lives on a cause that is doomed from the start.