Malraux, Clara (c. 1897–1982)

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Malraux, Clara (c. 1897–1982)

French novelist, critic, and translator . Name variations: Clara Malraux-Goldschmidt. Born Clara Goldschmidt around 1897; died on December 15, 1982, in Paris, France; first wife of Andre Malraux (b. 1901, a writer and politician).

Clara Malraux published travelogues of journeys with her husband, writer Andre Malraux. She also wrote six volumes of her memoirs, including When We Were Twenty, The End of the Beginning, and The Sound of Footsteps, and translated Virginia Woolf 's A Room of One's Own into French. Her novel, Portrait de Grisélidis (1945), combines fiction with autobiography to portray a woman's struggle for equality.