Books: Vishnu and Vichy Water

ANTI-MEMOIRS by Andr éMalraux. Translated by Terence Kilmartin. 420 pages. Holt, Rinehart & Winston. $8.95.

André Malraux is a mysterious fellow —a natural-born actor who saved his histrionics for real life, a novelist who fashioned his books out of the materials of history and wrote himself into most of them in roles he actually played. So multi-chaptered is his life, in fact, and so intermixed is it with the events of his times that no adequate accounting could be contained within one book. Accordingly, when it was announced that Malraux would write the first...

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