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ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPÉRY, the "Winged Poet," was born in Lyon, France, in 1900. A pilot at twenty-six, he was a pioneer of commercial aviation and flew in the Spanish Civil War and World War II. His writings include The Little Prince, Wind, Sand and Stars, Night Flight, Southern Mail, and Airman's Odyssey. In 1944, while flying a reconnaissance mission for his French air squadron, he disappeared over the Mediterranean.
This was not a book that I enjoyed. He is indeed a poet, but I found the Nitzschean hero-worship rather dated and the character became clichés to me. Not recommended.Published on March 30 2001 by Patrik Enander
St. X certainly showed his penchant for authoritarianism. His obvious emotional attachment to Riviere was the most frightening part of the book. Read morePublished on Feb. 5 2000
Night Flight is about passion. Rivière is the director of a postal company that is experimenting with Night Flights for the South American mail. Read morePublished on April 7 1998