Down to Earth: André Malraux's Political Itinerary and the Natural World

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Abstract

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 contributionDown to Earth: André Malraux's Political Itinerary and the Natural World
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHistoires de la Terre. Earth Sciences and French Culture 1740-1940
EditorsLouise Lyle, David McCallam
PublisherRodopi
Pages247 - 263
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9789042024779
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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