About the Author
André Malraux (1901–1976) was a French novelist, intellectual, art theorist, and statesman. His novels often explore the tension between political idealism and the existential realities of revolution. La Condition humaine (Man’s Fate) is his most recognized work and won Le Prix Goncourt, France’s most prestigious literary award, in 1933. A talented statesman who promoted French culture during the postwar period, he was France’s inaugural minister of culture under the presidency of Charles de Gaulle, serving from 1959 to 1969.