Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Born: June 29, 1900

Died: July 31, 1944

Nationality: French

Occupation: Novelist, aviator, writer

Biography: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, officially Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint Exupéry, was an aristocrat French writer, poet and pioneering aviator. He became a laureate of several of France's highest literary awards and also won the U.S. National Book Award.

Source/Notes: Flight to Arras, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1969, p. 134, Chapter XXIII - ISBN: 9780547539607

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Source/Notes: As quoted in "The Winged Life: A Portrait of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Poet and Airman" by Richard Rumbold and Lady Margaret Stewart, p. 130

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Source/Notes: The Wisdom of the Sands (French title: Citadelle), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Harcourt, Brace, 1950, p. 190