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Publisher Comments:

"One of the key texts of Malraux's work . . . [its] pages must be counted among the most haunting in all of twentieth century literature."—Victor Brombert

"The description of the gas attack on the Russian front in 1915 will never be forgotten by anyone who has read it. . . . [Malraux] writes with the precision, the certitude and the authority of an obsessed person who knows that he has found the essence of what he has been looking for."—Conor Cruise O'Brien, from the Foreword

Malraux's greatest novel, Man's Fate, gave a grim, lurid picture of human suffering. [The Walnut Trees of Altenburg], written by a life-long observer of violent upheaval and within the shadows of World War II, gives a calm, thoughtful vision of humanistic endeavor that can transcend the absurdity of existence. Mature readers will find this a rewarding visit to one of the most accomplished writers of our time."—Choice

Synopsis:

If offered to English-speaking readers in the late twentieth century, without introductory explanation, 'The Walnut Trees of Altenburg' would probably be puzzling, because it assumes a knowledge, which may be lacking, of certain basic data of Franco-Germany history.

Synopsis:

With a new Foreword by Conor Cruise O'Brien

About the Author

André Malraux (1901-76) served as Minister of Culture in Charles de Gaulle's cabinet. His many works include Man's Fate, Anti-Memoirs, The Conquerors, and The Temptation of the West, the latter two published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780226502892
Translator:
Fielding, A. W.
Foreword:
O'Brien, Conor Cruise
Translator:
Fielding, A. W.
Foreword:
O'Brien, Conor Cruise
Author:
Malraux, Andre
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Fielding, A. W.
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Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
History
Subject:
European - French
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918
Subject:
Alsace (France) History Fiction.
Subject:
Alsace
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Phoenix Fiction Series
Series Volume:
90-4
Publication Date:
19920301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
221
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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The walnut trees of Altenburg
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Product details 221 pages University of Chicago Press,1992. - English 9780226502892 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , If offered to English-speaking readers in the late twentieth century, without introductory explanation, 'The Walnut Trees of Altenburg' would probably be puzzling, because it assumes a knowledge, which may be lacking, of certain basic data of Franco-Germany history.
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