France: A Mandarin's Anti-Memoirs

I call this book Anti-Memoirs be cause it answers questions that memoirs do not pose and does not answer those they do pose, and also because one finds in it, often linked to tragedy, an irrefutable and gliding presence, like a cat passing in the darkness — that of an eccentric whose name I have un knowingly revived.

Memoir or anti-memoir — by any name, the book is bound to be a bestsell er. All through his adult life Author Andre Malraux has been I'homme en gage, a committed man whose activities capture...

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