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Saint-Exupery The Definitive Biography Of The Most Translated French Writer Of All Time When He Vanished In 1944 Disappearing Into Thin Air As The Little Prince Does In His Best Loved Work Antoine De Saint Exupry Was Already A Legend His Name Is Synonymous With The Golden Age Of Aviation, When Pilots Flew Through Desert Sandstorms In Open Cockpits And Without Instruments, Fired At By Rebellious Tribes The Author Of Many Of The Classics Of Aviation Literature, He Also Wrote The Children S Classic The Little Prince, The Most Widely Translated Book In The French Language Stacy Schiff, With An Infectious Fascination For Her Subject, Has Brought Saint Exupry To Life In This Definitive, Humane, And Hugely Entertaining Biography.


10 thoughts on “Saint-Exupery

  1. says:

    Best writing I have seen in a Biography Covers minute details without losing your attention, and should appeal to a wide audience Emotional without being too sappy The little prince would be proud.


  2. says:

    As a child, I loved The Little Prince, and as a teenager I revisited it and saw it as the wonderful imaginative creation it is Later, I read the book to my children, and though I knew a little about Saint Exupery, my interest in him grew, and I bought this book to learnThis has led, by the way to a lifelong interest in things French, which has been facilitated by my professional life I have worked Frenchmen and women on and off for the last twenty years, and have found them, despite Ame As a child, I loved The Little Prince, and as a teenager I revisited it and saw it as the wonderful imaginative creation it is Later, I read the book to my children, and though I knew a little about Saint Exupery, my interest in him grew, and I bought this book to learnThis has led, by the way to a lifelong interest in things French, which has been facilitated by my professional life I have worked Frenchmen and women on and off for the last twenty years, and have found them, despite American stereotypes, to be easier to work with than either Brits or Germans, and they are much better hosts as well But I digress Saint Ex was a pioneer in aviation in France in the 20 s...


  3. says:

    Schiff focuses on Saint Exupery s adult life weaving together his experiences as a pilot, his writing, and his personal life Through her account and analysis, Saint Exupery s person comes alive She includes some literary critic...


  4. says:

    When I told my wife I was reading the biography of Antione de Saint Exupery, she really couldn t fathom why I pick the books I read But really, there is rhyme and reason to them I bought a copy of The Little Prince waaaaay back in the day when I worked at Barnes and Noble It sat on my shelf unread When I finally got around to reading it last year, I couldn t put the book down, and I found myself reading the beautiful passages, about the Prince s rose that was waiting for him, about his car When I told my wife I was reading the biography of Antione de Saint Exupery, she really couldn t fathom why I pick the books I read But really, there is rhyme and reason to them I bought a copy of The Little Prince waaaaay back in the day when I worked at Barnes and Noble It sat on my shelf unread When I finally got around to reading it last year, I couldn t put the book down, and I found myself reading the beautiful passages, about the Prince s rose that was waiting for him, about his carefully rakes baobob trees, and the fox he had tamed At the end, I found myself wanting to know, who was the man who had written this The man who had written Grown ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is exhausting for children to have to provide explanations over and over again For me you re only a little boy jus...


  5. says:

    The story of Saint Exup ry is fascinating, and this biography provides a wealth of well researched details, but sadly Schiff s prose is clunky and sometimes confusing She had a tendency to in the middle of a sentence, often intervening between subject and verb provide extra information, set off by dashes irony intended I found it difficult to keep track of who was doing what, and even who was who, in part because of poor sentence structure and ill constructed paragraphs, in part because Sc The story of Saint Exup ry is fascinating, and this biography provides a wealth of well researched details, but sadly Schiff s prose is clunky and sometimes confusing She had a tendency to in the middle of a sentence, often intervening between subject and verb provide extra information, set off by dashes irony intended I found it difficult to keep track of who was doing what, and even who was who, in part because of poor sentence str...


  6. says:

    The most tiresome sort of biography, made up chiefly of uninteresting and trivial facts, and made far worse by Schiff s prissy and affected prose Saint Exupery s life is not all that interesting, and Schiff lacks the talent to make it so by dint of good writing.


  7. says:

    I couldn t finish it I loved Schiff s biography of V ra Nabokov, and I love The Little Prince, so I don t know why I was bored to tears with a biography of Saint Exup ry by the same author.


  8. says:

    I have long suspected that I was in love with Saint Exupery Now I am certain of it I also realized that I really need to read his other books i.e not The Little Prince.


  9. says:

    A most interesting man whose life was overflowing with adventures and challenges As the author of The Little Prince, one of my all time favorites Saint Exupery s experiences were in many fields besides being a writer Knowing why and fo...


  10. says:

    Thoroughly researched biography of the enigmatic, brilliant aviator writer aristocratic St Exupery who seemed to get in his own way with his vulnerabilities A good history of France leading into WW 2 Lends to a greater understanding of The Little Prince.