Talk:André Malraux

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What about "he crossed Africa to Madagascar he led a travelling theatrical troupe?[edit]

I saw a reference to this in connection with Ariane Audoouin-Dubreuil —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Johnbibby (talkcontribs) 20:25, 5 April 2007 (UTC).

Is the group shot equivalent?[edit]

We may have a copyright problem with the main portait used on this page. This topic came up in Talk:Tourette syndrome #Malraux image, of all places. Here are two images:

Portrait of younger Malraux: lower-resolution with a fair-use defense

Long group shot of an older Malraux, with no copyright issues (it's public domain)

The question is whether the use of the portrait on André Malraux conforms to WP:NFCC#1, which states "Non-free content is used only where no free equivalent is available.… (As a quick test, ask yourself: 'Can this image be replaced by a different one that has the same effect, or adequately conveyed by text without using a picture at all?' If the answer is yes, the image probably does not meet this criterion.)"

I think the portrait passes this test, as the group shot does not at all have the same effect: it doesn't illustrate Malraux the author when he was doing his most-famous literary work, but rather Malraux the political/cultural eminence in his later years. This is a judgment call that needs to be addressed or otherwise we won't be able to use the image. Any opinion here from Malraux experts (I'm not one) would be helpful.

Evidently a unique person and a great intellect of any time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 65.88.88.203 (talk) 01:13, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Eubulides (talk) 18:09, 1 March 2008 (UTC)

Quotation[edit]

Does anyone have a source for the quotation "What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets." I'm pretty sure this is vandalism, as it appears in a video game as a result of a poor translation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfjBRngsM60

But I also may just be ignorant, please correct me if I'm wrong. 199.111.188.254 (talk) 18:25, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

It's a slight corruption of a quote that was in the psychiatric community before Malraux began writing, he merely responded to it. I added that information and an article from 1955 (long before the video game) that clarifies it. 131.156.226.161 (talk) 20:19, 5 November 2008 (UTC) S.V.

The quote comes from Malraux's sixth novel Les Noyers de l'Altenburg (The Walnut Tress of Altenburg) first published in Switzerland in 1943. One of the characters in the novel makes the statement in the course of a conversation. It is often, mistakenly, quoted as Malraux's own comment, and as if it represented an accurate summation of his own views. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 61.69.24.85 (talk) 01:45, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

Class[edit]

i'm gonna call this C, one source, needs more sources. Pohick2 (talk) 17:29, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

ok, i've added refs from Cate, but more could be done from the bios. Pohick2 (talk) 04:18, 22 February 2010 (UTC)

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Name[edit]

I have Gale's Encyclopedia of Philosophy stating Georges-André Malraux and Britannica with André-Georges Malraux. Any possible resolution to this confusion? Dracontes (talk) 19:32, 11 December 2013 (UTC)