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Posts Tagged ‘Antoine de Saint-Exupery’

Robin Williams’ Daughter Remembers Her Father With a Quote From ‘The Little Prince’

Zelda Williams, the daughter of the late Robin Williams, shared a quote from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince on Twitter and Instagram in remembrance of her father.

In her posts, Zelda wrote: “You – you alone will have the stars as no one else has them…In one of the stars I shall be living. In one of them I shall be laughing. And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing, when you look at the sky at night…You – only you – will have stars that laugh.”

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Morgan Library to Open ‘The Little Prince: A New York Story’ Exhibit

424373_372116869474802_157819423_nThe Morgan Library has organized an exhibit called “The Little Prince: A New York Story.” This special art show explores Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s time in New York writing and publishing his beloved children’s book.

The items that will be on view include manuscript pages, early drawings, rare printed editions, photos, and letters. It will open on January 24th and run through April 27th.

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The Little Prince Turns 70

Tomorrow marks the 70th anniversary of the American publication of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

The famed French aviator’s children’s novella has been translated into more than 250 languages and dialects. The Little Prince‘s official Facebook page has attracted 1.1 million “likes.”

To commemorate this anniversary, we’ve put together a list of five ideas on how fans can celebrate…

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Rare Antoine de Saint-Exupery Pages Contain Scene Cut from ‘The Little Prince’

Artcurial will auction off two rare handwritten pages from an early draft of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery. The manuscript includes the story of an earthling obsessed with a crossword puzzle, a strange tale ultimately cut from the final edition of the book.

Follow this link to read a translation of the unpublished pages. Scribbled on onionskin paper, the draft was written around 1941. A few years later, de Saint-Exupery disappeared while flying a military mission in North Africa. Here’s more about the manuscript:

The second leaf of the manuscript is completely original. The petite figure has just arrived on Earth and meets the first person on the planet, “perhaps an ambassador of the human spirit.” The man is very busy; He is looking for a six-letter word that means “gargling.” This crossword enthusiast reminds one of the businessman that the Little Prince meets in the published version: Both are absorbed by abstract thoughts, letters, or numbers, and both are perturbed by this curious little character asking constant questions. Just as the businessman is too busy calculating the number of these “little golden objects that set lazy men to idle dreaming” – the stars! -, the crossword enthusiast has little time to devote to his visitor: “I am very busy [...]. I have been working for three days without success. I am looking for a six-letter word that starts with G that means ‘gargling’.” (Via Reddit)

Michael Jackson and “The Little Prince”

little prince.jpgIn her tribute to Michael Jackson this afternoon at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Brooke Shields explained that she saw the singer like the titular character in “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

Her tearful speech generated a stream of spontaneous tributes to the book and Jackson. “What moves me so deeply about this sleeping prince is his loyalty to a flower,” explained the actress, telling the audience to remember Jackson not as the king of pop, but the little prince. In the book, the prince lives on a barren asteroid, caring for a little rose.

Shields quoted one famous line about the fragile, beautiful side of life we often overlook, taken here from Wikiquote: “Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes.”