French Writer and Leftist Intellectual. He traveled to the Far East (Indochina and later China) in the 1920's and had contact with communist revolutionaries. Malraux was a prominent anti-fascist in the 1930s. His political convictions and metaphysical preoccupations figure prominently in his novels. Major works: Les Conquorants (1928); La Voie Royale (1930); La Condition Humaine (1933); Le Temps du Mopris (1935); L'Espoir (1937).