Silk Roads: The Asian Adventures of Clara and André Malraux

Silk Roads: The Asian Adventures of Clara and André Malraux

Axel Madsen


one of many maximum paintings robbery tales of the 20 th century. André Malraux, French novelist, paintings theorist, and at last France's Minister of Cultural Affairs and his spouse, Clara, travelled to Cambodia in 1923, making plans to thieve and smuggle artifacts overseas and promote them in the United States. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mixture of cultural sleuthing for vital antiquities and risk-taking at the fuzzy fringe of the legislation that ruled ancient websites. The jungle day trip led to arrest and, for André, trial and conviction. however it additionally ended in a moment Asian enterprise: the launching of a Saigon newspaper, L'Indochine, devoted to the aspirations of the indigenous inhabitants. Madsen follows the couple from this fateful event that so formed their destiny to the tip in their marriage, and after.

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