Saint-Exupéry: A Biography

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Da Capo Press, Mar 1, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 525 pages
8 Reviews
Stacy Schiff has brought Saint-Exupery wonderfully to life in this definitive biography of the enchanting and complex man. Drawing on dramatic new material, she provides full accounts of his many harrowing plunges to earth, the most serious of which led to the publication of Wind, Sand and Stars, and of his unhappy yet fertile years in New York, where he wrote both Flight to Arras and The Little Prince. She includes entirely fresh information on his career as an Allied war pilot as well as a heartbreaking portrait of him as a Frenchman without a country - and without any politics - in 1940. Deftly, she explores his tortured relationships with his wife and with other women, drawing on many unpublished letters and on her extensive interviews with his friends and his lovers. And she sets him superbly in the context of an era increasingly at odds with his courtly personality and romantic vision.
  

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Review: Saint-Exupéry

User Review  - Frank - Goodreads

I couldn't finish this book. She would mention points about Exupery's life that made me think "why is she writing about this? Who really cares?" Read full review

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User Review  - Fabien Couteaud - Goodreads

Like Saint-Ex, I am a pilot, and I was born and raised in France. After a few decades in Aviation, I thought I knew most of of the truths and legends surrounding this very charismatic gentleman. So ... Read full review

Contents

A King of Infinite Space 19271928
3
The Mother Country 19001909
31
Things in Heaven and Earth 19091915
44
Lost Horizons 19151920
56
Silver Linings 19201922
75
Walking on Air 19221926
95
Friends in High Places 1926
119
The Swift Completion of Their Appointed Rounds 19271929
142
Civil Evening Twilight 19371939
279
Where Is France? 19391940
307
Resistance on Fifth Avenue 19401942
336
Anywhere Out of This World 19421943
368
Into Thin Air 19431944
402
Saint Antoine dExupery
434
Acknowledgments
449
Notes
453

Toward the Country Where the Stones Fly 19291931
166
Brightness Falls 19311933
196
Beyond the Call of Duty 19331935
223
Tayara BoumBoum Tayara BournBourn 19351937
256

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About the author (1997)

Stacy Schiff lives in New York City and in western Canada. She is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow.

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