By Axel Madsen
One of many maximum paintings robbery tales of the twentieth century. André Malraux, French novelist, artwork theorist, and finally France's Minister of Cultural Affairs and his spouse, Clara, travelled to Cambodia in 1923, making plans to scouse borrow and smuggle artifacts in another country and promote them in the US. The Cambodian treasure hunt promised to be a mixture of cultural sleuthing for vital antiquities and risk-taking at the fuzzy fringe of the legislation that ruled old websites. The jungle excursion led to arrest and, for André, trial and conviction. however it additionally resulted in a moment Asian enterprise: the launching of a Saigon newspaper, L'Indochine, devoted to the aspirations of the indigenous inhabitants. Madsen follows the couple from this fateful experience that so formed their destiny to the tip in their marriage, and after.
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