Alea : Estudos Neolatinos
versão impressa ISSN 1517-106X
DIEUDONNE, Julien. Barthes, leitor de Malraux: uma ocultação terrorista. Alea [online]. 2003, vol.5, n.2, pp. 213-223. ISSN 1517-106X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-106X2003000200005.
This article treats the current dislike in France for Malraux, author of the novel Man's fate, by discussing the almost complete absence of reference to his works by Roland Barthes. Malraux is considered to have abandoned his leftist revolutionary stance after accepting political office next to Minister De Gaulle. Barthes almost never mentions Malraux or does it in order to discredit the writer and the Minister he works for. This article tries, through fine irony, to offer an alternative to Barthes' view and attempts to recover Malraux's place in the panorama of French literature from the 1930's.
Palavras-chave : André Malraux; Roland Barthes; criticism and politics.