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Author: Stacy Schiff
Publisher: New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schiff, Stacy.
Saint-Exupéry.
New York : A.A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1994
(OCoLC)622367724
Named Person: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stacy Schiff
ISBN: 0679403108 9780679403104
OCLC Number: 29844190
Description: xi, 525 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: A king of infinite space (1927-1928) --
The mother country (1900-1909) --
Things in heaven and earth (1909-1915) --
Lost horizons (1915-1920) --
Silver linings (1920-1922) --
Walking on air (1922-1926) --
Friends in high places (1926) --
The swift completion of their appointed rounds (1927-1929) --
Toward the country where the stones fly (1929-1931) --
Brightness falls (1931-1933) --
Beyond the call of duty (1933-1935) --
"Tayara boum-boum, tayara boum-boum!" (1935-1937) Civil evening twilight (1937-1939) --
Where is France? (1939-1940) --
Resistance on Fifth Avenue (1940-1942) --
Anywhere out of this world (1942-1943) --
Into thin air (1943-1944) --
Epilogue : Saint Antoine d'Exupéry.
Responsibility: by Stacy Schiff.

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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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