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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The only thing Chinese were some people’s names.

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I didn’t feel Malraux understood China enough to write a novel set in it. Rainy Day Paperback Exchange Published: The novel centres on several characters of diverse nationalities and ethnicities, most of them Communists or fellow travelers. Ships with Tracking Number!

La Condition Humaine by Malraux, Andre

The passing of the cyanide the Russian communist Katov at peace with himself ; the older Gisors’ – tired of living, but finding absolutely wonderful philosophical wealth in the process; Kyo’s wife, May, who is also tired of leaving but one can see how she’ll nevertheless get married again and probably have kids After eight months in prison, he moved on to China where he worked with the Kuomintang. The Voices of Silence. Livre De Poche, It contains some philosophy.


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Translated to Dutch by malrzux author’s friend Edgar Du Perron. It covers a very short time period and focuses on only four or five main characters, mostly but not all communists.

One person found this helpful. This is essential reading about communist folly. 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 main characters are the party militants, led by Europeans, who have dedicated their lives to this violent ideology, and are determined to win or die trying.

As a study of conspiracy and conspirators, of m As explosive and immediate today as when it was huamine 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.

Later he would organize and command an air division on the Republican side in the Spanish Aandre War. Man’s Fate is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai inand the existential quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution. What fascinates them in this idea, you see, is not real power, it’s the illusion of being able to do exactly as they please.


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There is gore and grief and considerable historical certainty at what the Future holdseven as the vanquished are tortured and often burned alive. Write a customer review.

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In certain circumstances, people are no longer free to carry on as normal, and must either take part in the violence or flee. Lists with This Book. It’s a very well tol Great book about the Chinese Civil War.