The Voices of Silence: Man and His Art. (Abridged from the Psychology of Art) (Revised)

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Princeton University Press
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6.7 X 9.6 X 1.4 inches | 2.45 pounds

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About the Author

André Malraux (1901-76) served as Minister of Culture in Charles de Gaulle's cabinet. His many works include Man's Fate, Anti-Memoirs, The Temptation of the West, and The Walnut Trees of Altenburg, the latter two available from the University of Chicago Press.
Stuart Gilbert, born in 1883, was an English literary scholar and translator, as well as one of the original Joyce scholars. He translated works by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Georges Simenon, Jean Cocteau, Albert Camus, and Jean-Paul Sartre, among others. Gilbert passed away in 1969.


"It is hard to judge very brilliant books, which may dazzle, deafen, and stun when they explode under our noses . . . but I have finally been brought to the conclusion that Malraux's history of art is not simply one of his best productions but perhaps one of the really great books of our time."--Edmund Wilson
"Nowhere else in modern art criticism can we find so magnificent a style (which combines the sumptuousness of Chateaubriand with the nervous intensity of Pascal) allied to so vast a knowledge of cultural, religious, and artistic history.A towering achievement."--Joseph Frank
"This massive study is one of the most important works of criticism of the twentieth century. . . . Pithy, knowledgeable, and opinionated readings of 638 illustrations make the book thoroughly enjoyable to read."--Accent