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By Roberta Newnham

Aimed to coincide with the centenary of Malraux's delivery, André Malraux: An Age of Oppression is the 1st translation/annotated variation of Le Temps de mépris in a entire structure. the tale (with the emphasis upon the mental trauma suffered by means of a German political prisoner of the Nazis within the early Thirties) marks an important second in Malraux's literary oeuvre, and a prophetic perception into the old implications of the location triumphing in pre-World battle II Nazi Germany.

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I really must make something up. If they torture me, if I’m lucky I might be able to keep my mouth shut, but if I go mad... I can’t have saved the list only to go and give away things which are ten times more important than that was! ” Perhaps people are unaware when they are drifting into madness, perhaps this was a rare moment of lucidity now, when he realised he was in his cell, trying to save his wife’s life by counting out numbers and lying corpse-like on the floor. A guard came back along the corridor, humming a tune to himself.

Here’s some work. Unravel it,” he said. The door closed again. When Kassner had been feeling closest to committing suicide, just facing reality had been enough to revive him and make him regain his strength. Earlier, even when the SA men had come into his cell, and in spite of the screams coming from the cells nearby, his fears and distress had evaporated the minute they had come in. He well knew what suffering from insomnia was like, with its tendency to make one keep going over and over one’s problems and sorrows in every minute detail with insectlike precision: that was the sort of world he was struggling in.

I can’t have saved the list only to go and give away things which are ten times more important than that was! ” Perhaps people are unaware when they are drifting into madness, perhaps this was a rare moment of lucidity now, when he realised he was in his cell, trying to save his wife’s life by counting out numbers and lying corpse-like on the floor. A guard came back along the corridor, humming a tune to himself. Music! There was nothing here, nothing around him but a geometrically-shaped hollow in the immense mass of stone and nothing in that but human flesh waiting to be tortured.

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