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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He helps Kyo get a shipment of guns through and is later told that Kyo will be killed malrau he leaves the city in 48 hours. May 27, Hadrian rated it liked it Shelves: 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.

View all 5 comments. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Would you like to tell us about ma,raux lower anvre World of Books Ltd Condition: Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. And so now I repent and ask forgiveness for my many sins of ingratitude, those countless occasions where I toasted the writers and their works while ignoring, forgetting and treating as completely insignificant their translators without whom I would have not been able to read what they’ve written at all.

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View all 8 comments. Mlaraux the Chevalier translation is the only one still in regular print. The novel is about the failed communist insurrection in Shanghai inand the existential quandaries facing a diverse group of people associated with the revolution.


However, in all an overly depressing work, and a bit unreal, too forced: Things end badly for almost everyone. This is for those who want to grab life at the throat, spit in fate’s face and take control of their own actions. La Guilde du Livre, It’s a very well told story, with a violent opening that thrusts the reader right into the action, a gradual build-up to the battle, and as a finale the merciless crackdown that follows.

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Retrieved from ” https: The book works on several different levels. It’s difficult to know how much of the blame lies with Haakon Chevalier as translator.

In terms of plot, it’s a fictionalized retelling of the Humaije 12 Incident in Shanghai, in which a group of Communist insurgents attempted to assassinate Chiang Kai-shek and start a revolution. Certainly Malraux writes from a position of authority as he lived in China during this time period mid s and participated in the Communist uprising. 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.

Vashon Island Books Published: La petite bijou Patrick Modiano. Currently the Chevalier translation is the only one still in regular print. Every sentence insists itself on the paper and is in a constant struggle with it’s brethren to be the most beautiful and most meaningful one. Book entirely in french.


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The rise of China makes this book all the more important. This book won the Prix Goncourt French literature award inand in was named number five in Le Monde’s Books of the Century. The WorldCat listing for Man’s Fate lists translations into at least seventeen languages.

He spends most of the story trying to keep power in the hands of the workers rather than the Kuomintang army and resolving a conflict between himself and his wife, May.

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Man’s 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 There wasn’t much of any hero conddition Chen or Tchenand a little Kyo. It’s just flat out depressing, it really was 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 gave me Goncourt Prix in La condition humaine.

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Write a customer review. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So undoubtedly, some of what he wrote probably occurred, at least in one form or another.

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