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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award. He is best remembered for his novella The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince) and for his lyrical aviation writings, including Wind, Sand and Stars and Night Flight.

Saint-Exupéry was a successful commercial pilot before World War II, working airmail routes in Europe, Africa and South America. At the outbreak of war, he joined the French Air Force (Armée de l'Air), flying reconnaissance missions until France's armistice with Germany in 1940. After being demobilised from the French Air Force, he travelled to the United States to persuade its government to enter the war against Nazi Germany. Following a 27-month hiatus in North America, during which he wrote three of his most important works, he joined the Free French Air Force in North Africa, although he was far past the maximum age for such pilots and in declining health. He disappeared over the Mediterranean on a reconnaissance mission in July 1944, and is believed to have died at that time.

Prior to the war, Saint-Exupéry had achieved fame in France as an aviator. His literary works — among them The Little Prince, translated into 300 languages and dialects — posthumously boosted his stature to national hero status in France. He earned further widespread recognition with international translations of his other works. His 1939 philosophical memoir Terre des hommes—Man and His World became the name of an international humanitarian group, and was also used to create the central theme of the most successful world's fair of the 20th century, Expo 67 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
роки життя: 29 Червня 1900 1944

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Isabella Ruizцитує8 місяців тому
‘The eyes do not see that which is most important,’ the little prince repeated, so that he would remember.

‘It is the time you have spent with your rose that makes your rose so important.’

‘It is the time I have spent with my rose …’ repeated the little prince, so that he wouldn’t forget
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“Everything that is important can’t be seen”
Fernelly Arochцитує4 місяці тому
Grown-ups never understand anything by themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.

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he was just a little guy :(

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    "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a tender and timeless story that captivates the hearts of both children and adults alike. Its gentle narrative and profound themes resonate with readers, offering a poignant exploration of friendship, love, and the beauty of imagination. The Little Prince's journey across planets becomes a metaphorical odyssey, touching upon the complexities of human relationships and the importance of seeing the world through the eyes of a child. This heartfelt tale leaves an indelible impact, reminding readers of the enduring magic found in simplicity and the power of embracing one's inner child.

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