Abstract: The intellectual and ideological engagements of André Malraux are read here through the figures of flight and return to earth. If flight affords a liberating perspective on the human condition in Malraux’s early work, this chapter contends that the Spanish Civil War and the Second World War represent a brutal but necessary return to earth, characterized by the Resistance fighters of the maquis and the grim endurance of the French peasantry.
|Translated title of the contribution||Down to Earth: André Malraux's Political Itinerary and the Natural World|
|Title of host publication||Histoires de la Terre. Earth Sciences and French Culture 1740-1940|
|Editors||Louise Lyle, David McCallam|
|Pages||247 - 263|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|