The 20th-century French art critic and novelist André Malraux once proclaimed: "All art is a revolt against man's fate." An overstatement, certainly, but he had reason to rant: He was an ill-fated man. In his lifetime he was twice wounded in war (during the Spanish Civil War), twice captured by the German army (during World War II), and lost two sons to an accident. So we can excuse him if his writing veered toward gloom... More >>>