SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de


SAINT-EXUPERY, Antoine de
(1900-1944)
   French writer, most famous for Le Petit Prince (1944; trans Katherine Woods as The Little Prince 1945 US). Regarded as an existential fable for adults as well as one of the century's best children's books, the story concerns a young prince who leaves his cosy ASTEROID home to explore neighbouring worlds, among them Earth. His deceptively simple adventures form a poignant SATIRE of modern society and an affirmation of the ephemeral nature of life.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de — ▪ French author in full  Antoine Marie Roger de Saint Exupéry  born June 29, 1900, Lyon died July 31, 1944, in flight over the Mediterranean  French aviator and writer whose works are the unique testimony of a pilot and a warrior who looked at… …   Universalium

  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de — (1900 1944)    writer, aviator    Born in lyon, Antoine de Saint Exupéry joined the French air force in 1921 and in 1926 became a commercial pilot flying the Toulouse Casablanca route and later flew in Patagonia, at the southern end of South… …   France. A reference guide from Renaissance to the Present

  • Saint-Exupéry,Antoine de — Saint Ex·u·pé·ry (săɴ tĕg zo͞o pā rēʹ, zü ), Antoine de. 1900 1944. French writer and aviator best known for his fairy tale The Little Prince (1943). * * * …   Universalium

  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de — ► (1900 44) Aviador y escritor francés. Autor de Vuelo de noche (1930), Piloto de guerra (1942), etc. Compuso una pequeña obra maestra de la literatura infantil, El principito (1943) …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine (-Marie-Roger) de — born June 29, 1900, Lyon, France died July 31, 1944, in flight over the Mediterranean French aviator and writer. He flew as a commercial, test, and military reconnaissance pilot and was a publicity attaché for Air France and a reporter. He died… …   Universalium

  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine (-Marie-Roger) de — (29 jun. 1900, Lyon, Francia–31 jul. 1944, en vuelo sobre el Mediterráneo). Escritor y aviador francés. Trabajó como piloto de pruebas, comercial y de reconocimiento militar, además de ejercer como relacionador público de Air France y como… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine (Marie Roger) de —  (1900–1944) French aviator and author …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Saint-Exupéry — Saint Exupéry, Antoine de …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Antoine De Saint-Exupéry — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Exupéry. Antoine de Saint Exupéry Sculpture de Saint Exupéry avec Le Petit Prince située place Bellecour, à Lyon Autres noms …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger de Saint-Exupéry — Antoine de Saint Exupéry Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Exupéry. Antoine de Saint Exupéry Sculpture de Saint Exupéry avec Le Petit Prince située place Bellecour, à Lyon Autres noms …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery — Antoine de Saint Exupéry Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Exupéry. Antoine de Saint Exupéry Sculpture de Saint Exupéry avec Le Petit Prince située place Bellecour, à Lyon Autres noms …   Wikipédia en Français


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