Description - Saint-Exupery by Stacy Schiff
This is an account of the life of the eccentric Antoine de Saint-Exupery. Born in 1900 of impoverished aristocracy, he swiftly developed a mania for aviation, despite his chaotic mind and total technological incompetence. He flew reconnaisance missions in the war and wrote strange books, including the classic children's story "The Little Prince", between theatrically-executed airplane crashes. He died in the air in 1944, and his brief life instantly acquired mythical status.
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Author Biography - Stacy Schiff
Stacy Schiff was educated at Phillips Academy and at Williams College. She lives with her husband and their two children. Saint-Exupery, her first book, was shortlisted for the 1995 Pulitzer Prize. Schiff is a 1996 Guggenheim Fellow.