By André Malraux
As explosive and fast this present day as while it was once initially released in 1933, Man's destiny (La situation Humaine), an account of a very important episode within the early days of the chinese language Revolution, foreshadows the modern global and brings to lifestyles the profound which means of the progressive impulse for the members concerned. As a learn of conspiracy and conspirators, of guys stuck within the determined conflict of ideologies, betrayal, expediency, and loose will, Andre Malraux's novel is still unequaled.
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He went on: "And then is there no way to get more weapons? Seven rifles, thirteen revolvers, forty-two charged gre nades! " "We're going to get them from those who have them. Perhaps we'll soon have some revolvers. " The man reflected. Thought made him look absentminded. An intellectual, thought Katov. " "And the grenades? " "They'll all know how to use them; and very well. I have thirty men here who are relatives of those who were tortured to death in February.. If only .. " He he:;itated, ended his phrase in an embarrassed gesture.
We live for the State in the present, for the order of the dead through the centuries... " Was he ever going to leave? This man clutching to his past, even today (didn't the sirens of the battleships suf fice to fill the night? .. Order! Crowds of skeletons in embroidered robes, lost in the depth of time in motionless assemblies: facing them, Ch'en, the two hundred thousand workers of the spin54 ning mills without embroideries, the crushing horde of the coolies. The submission of women? Every evening May brought back accounts of suicides of fiancees.
Any news about when our troops will be in Ch'eng Ch'ou? "'1 "I have no midnight news yet. The delegate of the Syndicate thinks it will be tonight or tomorrow. " The insurrection would therefore begin the next day or the day following. They would have to await the instructions of the Central Committee. Kyo was thirsty. They went out. They were now near the spot where they were to separate. Another ship's siren called three times, in jerks, then once again in a long-drawn moan. Its cry seemed to .