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Silk roads : the Asian adventures of Clara and André Malraux

Author: Axel Madsen
Publisher: London : Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Andre and Clara Malraux had the world at their feet. Wealthy and carefree, their life was a bohemian idyll, spent frequenting the hottest clubs and restaurants, travelling and mingling with the Paris literary set. ... Andre dreamt up a plan to travel to French Indochina where they would collect temple treasures and sell them for a huge profit in America. Against all the odds - jungle fevers, inexperience and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: André Malraux; Clara Malraux; André Malraux; Clara Malraux
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Axel Madsen
ISBN: 9781848851900 1848851901
OCLC Number: 465370398
Description: 299 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Contents: * Foreword * Part One * Lorelei * At the Guimet * Seafarers * Saigon, Hanoi and Pnompenh * Into the Bush * Christmas in the Tropics * Hotel Manolis * The Rains * Apart * Literary Stars * Knowing their Places * If You Hadn't Saved My Life * Part Two * The Challenge * Read All About It * Camau * Plots * China * Retreats * Couples * Echoes * Ideas * Silk Roads * The Rest of our Lives * The Others * Books by Andre and Clara Malraux * Bibliography * Index *
Responsibility: Axel Madsen.

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*Though the marriage didn't last, its story entertains, as do details of the Malrauxs' individual activities after the divorce.* --"Publishers Weekly" *A wordy but intriguing biography* -- Read more...

 
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