from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Malraux, André 1901-1976. French writer and politician. A member of the French resistance during World War II, he served as minister of culture (1959-1969) under Charles de Gaulle. His written works include novels of adventure and political action, such as Man's Fate (1933), and books of art history.

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  • n. French novelist (1901-1976)


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  • But thanks to a 1962 ordinance called the Malraux Act, it was designated a "protected area" and soon underwent massive renovation work.

    Interesting Thing of the Day

  • But his Autobiography of Federico Sanchez had just been published, and, whether he wished to be or not, he was one of the last members of this race of combatant writers one might have feared had become extinct with Malraux -- but no, there he was, Jorge Semprun, with his mysterious panache.

    Bernard-Henri Lévy: A Tribute to Jorge Semprun

  • The diaries he kept record his intense spiritual struggles as well as his encounters and friendships with Gide, Malraux, Colette and many others.

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  • He is one of the greatest of twentieth-century political novelists, and his work more than holds its own — I'd even say overshadows — that of contemporaries like Andre Malraux and Ignazio Silone, not to mention such fading Cold War relics as 1984 and Darkness at Noon.


  • When we last met Hoffner, it was 1919, and he had taken on the disappearance and death of Rosa Luxembourg in Rosa, a novel the critic John Leonard hailed as “a ghostly noir that could have been conspired at by Raymond Chandler and André Malraux.

    Shadow and Light: Summary and book reviews of Shadow and Light by Jonathan Rabb.

  • A suite at the Royal Monceau hotel in Paris, which has hosted luminaries from André Malraux to Ray Charles.

    ARTINFO: An Art-Laden Historic Hotel in Paris Unveils its Philippe Starck Redesign

  • Although it has been renovated from top to bottom, the Royal Monceau has stayed in touch with its past, naming rooms for important figures who once stayed there, such as French author and politician André Malraux and musician Ray Charles.

    ARTINFO: An Art-Laden Historic Hotel in Paris Unveils its Philippe Starck Redesign

  • Malraux's prestige was at its height; communism was not yet fully exposed as the most efficient machinery yet devised for mass suffering; and revolution in and of itself was vaunted, especially among intellectuals.

    To the Barricades! Revolutionaries in Novels

  • A mythomaniac, Malraux did heroes wonderfully well, and the great moment in "Man's Fate" occurs when Katov, the professional revolutionary and the novel's hero, gives his cyanide pill to a comrade terrified of being burned alive by Chiang Kai-shek's troops.

    To the Barricades! Revolutionaries in Novels

  • History, though, loves a joke, and André Malraux ended his days not as a revolutionary but as Minister of Culture in the government of Gen. Charles de Gaulle.

    To the Barricades! Revolutionaries in Novels


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