Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Original Watercolors for “The Little Prince” – Brain Pickings

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Original Watercolors for “The Little Prince”

“The Little Prince will shine upon children with a sidewise gleam. It will strike them in some place that is not the mind and glow there until the time comes for them to comprehend it.”

Although Antoine de Saint-Exupéry(June 29, 1900–July 31, 1944) only wrote one children’s book in his lifetime, it is among the most beloved of all time, one of those rare gems with most timeless philosophy for grown-ups. But what few realize is that Saint-Exupéry, a commercial pilot who never mastered English and penned his masterwork in French, wrote The Little Prince (public library) not in Paris but in New York City and Long Island, where he arrived in 1940 after the Nazi invasion of France

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/02/03/exupery-little-prince-morgan-drawings/

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