Silk Roads: The Asian Adventures of Clara and Andre Malraux (Paperback)Axel Madsen (author)
Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 04/06/2015
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One of the greatest art theft stories of the 20th century: Andre Malraux, French novelist, art theorist, and eventually France's Minister of Cultural Affairs, and his wife, Clara, traveled to Cambodia in 1923, planning to steal and smuggle artifacts out of the country and sell them in America. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mix of cultural sleuthing for important antiquities and risk-taking on the fuzzy edge of the laws that governed historical sites. The jungle expedition ended in arrest and, for Andre, trial and conviction. But it also led to a second Asian venture: the launching of a Saigon newspaper, L'Indochine, dedicated to the aspirations of the indigenous population. Madsen follows the couple from this fateful adventure that so shaped their future to the end of their marriage, and after.
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 349 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 15 mm
"Though the marriage didn't last, its story entertains." -Publishers Weekly
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