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By David Bevan

The important axes of inquiry are Malraux's ongoing quest for a size of transcendence inside human existence and, at lest as compelling, his look for the main acceptable and powerful ability in which to precise a altering information of simply what that size will be. now not unusually, in a global it appears doomed to languish within the spectral shadow of demise, there are specific constants: a longing for a few fraternity to strive against man's crucial solitude, a refusal to sink with out attempt into the vortex of the Absurd, a conviciton that existence is to be lived absolutely and very. The human situation is what it truly is. The ways that Malraux's characters, and naturally Malraux himself, deal with this exhibit a transparent evolution, specially from the 1933 novel los angeles situation humaine onwards. The reader follows Malraux from playful formative years in the course of the dichotomy of agony and glorification in his center years, in the direction of the basically interrogative utterances of the mature guy. the customarily frivolous, occasionally sardonic, humour of teenage supplies manner first to a painful attractiveness of the abyss, then to the invention of a really tentative equilibrium within the philosophy of metamorphosis espoused through an older Malraux. André Malraux: in the direction of the Expression of Transcendence finds the critical steps wherein Malraux accomplished that equilibrium.

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Let us now superimpose this "fuller" image onto his more succinct version cited above. First, the shadowy infernal background ("monde decolore") fleetingly multiplies through its scattered travellers those who attend or bear witness to the state of the Citipati, multiplies thus indefinitely, by proxy, the human protagonists about to embrace on the bed below. In this way Ferral's situation is depersonalized and becomes general, for our investigation suggests that the background figures are of the same species as those in the foreground - both are dakini, endowed with great power but less than divine in the fullest sense of the word; they are heroic but mortal.

In their plight, the Tibetans appealed to their tutelary deity, Manjusri, to protect them from this formidable enemy, and Manjusri, in the form of Yamantaka ("he who conquers death"), took up their cause. In the awesome struggle which ensued, Yamantaka was ultimately victorious and the God of Death defeated. 7 The Citipati were not, in fact, themselves gods, but were, as suggested earlier, important acolytes in the suite of Yama. However, on occasion, legend does seem to have merged inextricably the stories that once, perhaps, distinguished divinity and adherent.

8 These striking visions which animate Kassner's troubled mind are presented without any subordination, without any spatio-temporal distancing, in a form which is astride free indirect style and stream of consciousness. The result, in the first instance, would seem to be the happy realization of a still greater proximity between reader and story. "9 It may be true, therefore, that Malraux, by simplifying and singularizing his focus and with it his use of free indirect style, so simplifies the structure that it becomes patently harmful and inadequate to carry the intended breadth of his vision.

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