Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


Born
in Lyon, France
June 29, 1900

Died
July 31, 1944

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900. He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Ambérieu airfield, and it was then that he became determined to be a pilot. He kept that ambition even after moving to a school in Switzerland and while spending summer vacations at the family's château at Saint-Maurice-de-Rémens, in eastern France. (The house at Saint-Maurice appears again and again in Saint-Exupéry's writing.)

Later, in Paris, he failed the entrance exams for the French naval academy and, instead, enrolled at the prestigious art school l'Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1921 Saint-Exupéry began serving in the military, and was stationed in Strasbourg. There he learned to be a pilot, and his career path was forever s
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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
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Polls

January 2016 Short Story Read

 
  28 votes, 19.6%

1945, Animal Farm by George Orwell, 102 pages
 
  26 votes, 18.2%

1952, Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, 109 pages
 
  19 votes, 13.3%

 
  17 votes, 11.9%

1945, The Pearl by John Steinbeck, 87 pages
 
  12 votes, 8.4%

 
  11 votes, 7.7%

 
  10 votes, 7.0%

1936, Double Indemnity by James M. Cain, 115 pages
 
  8 votes, 5.6%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

 
  3 votes, 2.1%

1903, To Build A Fire by Jack London, 32 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

1886, Kholstomer by Leo Tolstoy, 56 pages
 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
  2 votes, 1.4%

 
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