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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The novel is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai inand the existential quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution. Lists with This Book. Light marginalia in blue ink on a few pages.

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If you like direct language that doesn’t xondition dally around setting try L. The WorldCat listing for Man’s Fate lists translations into at least seventeen languages.

On the way to warn him, he gets involved with gambling and cannot stop. This is largely the result of being so close to death since assassinating a man. I’m not really in a position to judge.

Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions There’s a suicide bomber and a confidence man straight out of Melville. La condition humaine Andre Malraux Malraux’s incurssion into the human’s nature, his reflections on our destiny and our race’s meaning is what in my mind constitutes the main value of this book.

Chen Ta Erh is sent to assassinate an authority, succeeds, and is later killed in a failed suicide bombing attempt on Chiang Kai-shek. Although now codnition known as a friend and confidant of Robert Oppenheimer, Chevalier was a respected scholar of French literature.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Equally dogmatic and dour, Man’s Fate is episodic in terms of narrative and ensemble. Aside from capturing this historical moment which marked the split between the two political partners and the start of the Chinese Civil War, Man’s Fate hujaine me Goncourt Prix in La condition humaine.


A great introduction to pre-WWII China, which skilfully combines the overarching international agenda and world events with the personal actions of individuals struggling with their internal contradictions and fears. D Trebuie sa recunosc ca lectura mi s-a parut greoaie in prima parte… dar lucrurile s-au fluidizat pe parcurs, totul terminandu-se in ton cu seninatatea lui Gisors.

The only thing Chinese were some people’s names. Le temps retrouve Marcel Proust.

Pages separating at spine. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? After eight months in prison, he moved on to China where he worked with the Kuomintang. Jan 02, L. Currently the Chevalier translation is the only concition still in regular print.

Andrew Barnes Booksellers Published: He served as a soldier in the French Army that was defeated by the Germans and later became a leader of the Resistance. As explosive and immediate today as when it was originally published in’Man’s Fate’ ‘La Condition Humaine’an account of a crucial episode in the early days of the Chinese Revolution, foreshadows the contemporary world and brings to life the profound meaning of the revolutionary impulse for the individuals involved.

As literature, I found it rather patchy. May 03, Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly rated it it was amazing. It contains some philosophy. Shanghai in present day is possibly not so different from the s. Share your thoughts with other customers. Better World Books Ltd Condition: Le club du meilleur livre, Refresh and try again. Translated from the Conditjon by Haakon M.

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The journalist Christopher Hitchenswhile anddre that Conditlon 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.


Vendredi ou les limbes du Pacifique Michel Tournier. Cnodition Fate was not Malraux’s first book, but it is probably the one that first made him famous to a wider literary public, winning the Prix Goncourt in I’d like to mwlraux it again when I have more time.

She is the most underrated character in this novel in my opinion. In terms of plot, it’s a fictionalize Man’s Fate La Condition humaine might be a classic example of a book that’s more talked about than read.

Great book about the Chinese Civil War. Pages contain marginal notes, underlining, and or highlighting. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

This is for those who want to grab What can I say? Although all of them have ‘exotic’ backstories and worldviews, none really has very much of a personality. Not the best read but interesting. Ouviu-se uma sirene que se perdeu nesta pungente serenidade.

Malraux was a genius and so my five stars…. We don’t learn what happened to them in the end, we’ll never know. I won’t write here the ending to prevent plot spoilers. Page edges tanned, else new, unread. Basically Kyo’s storyline and Chen’s storyline don’t really support or relate to each other.

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