Wind, Sand and Stars



Recipient Of The Grand Prix Of The Acad Mie Fran Aise, Wind, Sand And Stars Captures The Grandeur, Danger, And Isolation Of Flight Its Exciting Account Of Air Adventure, Combined With Lyrical Prose And The Spirit Of A Philosopher, Makes It One Of The Most Popular Works Ever Written About Flying Translated By Lewis Galanti Re.Wind, Sand and Stars

Antoine de Saint Exup ry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900 He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Amb rieu 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 ch teau at Saint Maurice de R mens, in eastern France The house at Saint Maurice appea Antoine de Saint Exup ry was born in Lyons on June 29, 1900 He flew for the first time at the age of twelve, at the Amb rieu 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 ch teau at Saint Maurice de R mens, in eastern France The house at Saint Maurice appears again and again in Saint Exup ry 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 Exup ry began serving in the military, and was stationed in Strasbourg There he learned to be a pilot, and his career path was forever settled After leaving the service, in 1923, Saint Exup ry worked in several professions, but in 1926 he went back to flying and signed on as a pilot for A ropostale, a private airline that flew mail from Toulouse, France, to Dakar, Senegal In 1927 Saint Exup ry accepted the position of airfield chief for Cape Juby, in southern Morocco, and began writing his first book, a memoir called Southern Mail, which was published in 1929 He then moved briefly to Buenos Aires to oversee the establishment of an Argentinean mail service when he returned to Paris in 1931, he published Night Flight, which won instant success and the prestigious Prix Femina Always daring, Saint Exup ry tried in 1935 to break the speed record for flying from Paris to Saigon Unfortunately, his plane crashed in the Libyan desert, and he and his copilot had to trudge through the sand for three days to find help In 1938 he was seriously injured in a second plane crash, this time as he tried to fly between New York City and Tierra del Fuego, Argentina The crash resulted in a long convalescence in New York Saint Exup ry s next novel, Wind, Sand and Stars, was published in 1939 A great success, the book won the Acad mie Fran aise s Grand Prix du Roman Grand Prize for Novel Writing and the National Book Award in the United States At the beginning of the Second World War, Saint Exup ry flew reconnaissance missions for France, but he went to New York to ask the United States for help when the Germans occupied his country He drew on his wartime experiences to write Flight to Arras and Letter to a Hostage, both published in 1942 His classic The Little Prince appeared in 1943 Later in 1943 Saint Exup ry rejoined his French air squadron in northern Africa Despite being forbidden to fly he was still suffering physically from his earlier plane crashes , Saint Exup ry insisted on being given a mission On July 31, 1944, he set out from Borgo, Corsica, to overfly occupied France He never returned

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  • Paperback
  • 240 pages
  • Wind, Sand and Stars
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • English
  • 19 April 2019
  • 0156027496

10 thoughts on “Wind, Sand and Stars

  1. says:

    oh maybe I m just a sucker for Saint Exup ry Let me go on about the title It just doesn t translate into English I LIKE the traditional English title, Wind, Sand, and Stars, but the puns all get lost They d get lost no mattr how you translate it, though In French, la terre is not just the world, the earth, but also earth, dirt, ground and land there are puns on terrain terraine, landscape and territoire, territory the word atterrir, TO LAND an aeroplane, literally means to alight on oh maybe I m just a sucker for Saint Exup ry Let me go on about the title It just doesn t translate into English I LIKE the traditional English title, Wind, Sand, and Stars, but the puns all get lost They d get lost no mattr how you translate it, though In French, la terre is not just the world, the earth, but also earth, dirt, ground and land there are puns on terrain terraine, landscape and territoire, territory the word atterrir, TO LAND an aeroplane, literally means to alight on earth So all these things get talked about, man s relationship to earth from above and from ON the earth, but also you get quite a bit of the literal translation world of men a plea for peace and for environmental moderation All the early aviators are blown away b...

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    Whenever I am forced to name my most favorite book ever, my automatic response is Antoine de Saint Exupery s The Little Prince I read it first when I was a boy but I did not understand what was it all about except the hat with an elephant inside and the planet with big trees called baobab The second time was in college when it was a required reading in World Literature I did not really like it until my professor explained that the novel was about man s search for friendship I recall that the Whenever I am forced to name my most favorite book ever, my automatic response is Antoine de Saint Exupery s The Little Prince I read it first when I was a boy but I did not understand what was it all about except the hat with an elephant inside and the planet with big trees called baobab The second time was in college when it was a required reading in World Lite...

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    Terre des hommes, Antoine de Saint Exup ry 2002 1350 168 1356 139 1377 190 1378 1382 9644481070 1392 1393 265 9786001216275 20 Terre des hommes, Antoine de Saint Exup ry 2002 1350 168 1356 139 1377 190 1378 1382 9644481070 1392 1393 265 9786001216275 20 1392 223 9789644530951 52

  4. says:

    I know nothing, nothing in the world, equal to the wonder of nightfall in the air Mermoz said once, It s worth it, it s worth the final smash up Flying in 2015 has become about as commonplace and unexciting as taking the subway to work or the train to the weekend lodge It is safer than driving a car and most of the work, beside take offs and landings, is done by sophisticated instruments What we have gained in safety and comfort We may have lost in our sense of wonder and our persp I know nothing, nothing in the world, equal to the wonder of nightfall in the air Mermoz said once, It s worth it, it s worth the final ...

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  6. says:

    This book is in many ways a wonderful background book for The Little Prince The non fiction stories of the author s adventures as a pilot allowed me to see the man behind one of my all time favorite books The Little Prince is one of those books where you can sense the soul of the author and Saint Exup ry s non fiction books, like this one, let you see that your initial intuition while reading The Little Prince was correct This is a very un sentimental look at courage and at the urge we all ha This book is in many ways a wonderful background book for The Little Prince The non fiction stories of the author s adventures as a pilot allowed me to see the man behind one of my all time favorite books The Little Prince is one of those books where you can sense the soul of the author and Saint Exup ry s non fiction books, like this one, let you see that your initial intuition while reading The Little Prince was correct This is a very un sentimental look at courage and at the urge we all have to transcend...

  7. says:

    Transcendant, beautiful, embracing When I read three books in a row where this book featured prominently The Goldfinch was one I felt the book calling to me For me, it was not the type of book that I could sit down and read in one go I wanted to mull and linger on the words, and to embrace St Exupery s words demands a k...

  8. says:

    This short memoir for me was a wonderful adventure in flying and parallel inward journey by the author That puts this book on an honored shelf with Mathiessen s The Snow Leopard St Expery s experiences in the 20 s with the French airmail service to North Africa and South America had comparable mind altering impacts and serious humbling in the face of nature s powers But instead of a serious quest and a single journey, we get aopen ended set of stories bound to his flying career and p This short memoir for me was a wonderful adventure in flying and parallel inward ...

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    The steadily growing stream of birth and marriage announcements on my Facebook feed has led me to rethink these steps that most people take each passing year I used to think and still sometimes do when I m feeling unsure or cynical that this seemingly prewritten way of living, of societal norms pushing us forward, was depressing evidence for a lack of creativity But lately I see these steps not as predetermined chains on a pair of manacles we never knew we were wearing, but as a climb up a The steadily growing stream of birth and marriage announcements on my Facebook feed has led me to rethink these steps that most people take each passing year I used to think and still sometimes do when I m feeling unsure or cynical that this seemingly prewritten way of living, of societal norms p...

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