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The Resource Saint-Exupéry : a biography, by Stacy Schiff

Saint-Exupéry : a biography, by Stacy Schiff

Label
Saint-Exupéry : a biography
Title
Saint-Exupéry
Title remainder
a biography
Statement of responsibility
by Stacy Schiff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 Deftly, she explores his tortured relationships with his wife and with other women, drawing on many unpublished letters and on her extensive interviews with his friends and his lovers.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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schiff, Stacy
Dewey number
  • 848/.91209
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ2637.A274
LC item number
Z829 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de
  • Authors, French
  • Air pilots
Label
Saint-Exupéry : a biography, by Stacy Schiff
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223036868199
  • 31223036862515
  • 31223036868173
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 525 p.
Isbn
9780679403104
Lccn
94004011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
29844190
Label
Saint-Exupéry : a biography, by Stacy Schiff
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223036868199
  • 31223036862515
  • 31223036868173
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [511]-514) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 525 p.
Isbn
9780679403104
Lccn
94004011
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
29844190

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