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Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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May 19, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: non-fiction
Read from April 28 to May 19, 2010

This book was recommended a while back in my BYU College of Humanities Alumni Magazine. When a friend shared her personal connection with the book, The Little Prince, I was nudged into reading this book to further my experience with Antoine de Saint-Exupery. I was not disappointed. Wind, Sand and Stars is the deeply reflective autobiographical musings on the author's real-life adventures. It was interesting to see how he drew on those experiences in writing The Little Prince. I very much enjoyed pondering some of Saint-Exupery's ideas, including how we are all isolated from and connected to humanity,and how each individual contains a universe within themselves. My regret is that I do not know French. Although, I found the voice of the book melodic I felt that I somehow missed some of the subtle shadings and meanings that were, no doubt, lost in translation.
My favorite quote:
"Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living."

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