History Creator / AntoineDeSaintExupery

12th Jun '16 3:47:11 AM Faberlich
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Although he was a talented, devoted and famous aviator, some people might recognize him a bit better from some the books he wrote, being one of the most important French writers of world literature and one of the most famous writers of the 20th century.

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Although he was a talented, devoted and famous aviator, some people might recognize him a bit better from some the books he wrote, ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' above all, being one of the most important French writers of world literature and one of the most famous writers of the 20th century.
12th Jun '16 3:46:32 AM Faberlich
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10th Apr '14 5:50:10 PM Specular
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31st Jan '14 9:10:26 PM Angeldeb82
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* FauxSymbolism: All over the place.



* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: All over the place.
25th Jan '14 12:57:58 PM LongLiveHumour
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'''Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry''' (29 June 1900 31 July 1944) used to be a successful commercial pilot, amongst the pioneers of postal service aircraft. When WorldWarII came, he joined the French Air Force as a reconnaissance pilot. When the armistice with Germany was signed, he escaped to the United States, took a break from aviation to write a little bit, then joined Free French Forces. In 1944, he went missing during a recon flight, and the wreck of his airplane would only be found in 2003.

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'''Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry''' (29 June 1900 31 July 1944) used to be a successful commercial pilot, amongst the pioneers of postal service aircraft. When WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII came, he joined the French Air Force as a reconnaissance pilot. When the armistice with Germany was signed, he escaped to the United States, took a break from aviation to write a little bit, then joined Free French Forces. In 1944, he went missing during a recon flight, and the wreck of his airplane would only be found in 2003.
22nd Feb '13 6:56:24 AM Arha
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* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: His only brother, 15-year-old François, died in 1917, when they were both at boarding school in Switzerland during WorldWarOne. This profoundly affected him and his writing. Somewhat averted, however: rather than become angsty and cynical, he came to embrace life though the (then fairly-dangerous) vocation of flying.
13th Aug '12 6:19:43 PM karstovich2
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* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: His only brother, 15-year-old François, died in 1917, when they were both at boarding school in Switzerland during WorldWarOne. This profoundly affected him and his writing.

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* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: His only brother, 15-year-old François, died in 1917, when they were both at boarding school in Switzerland during WorldWarOne. This profoundly affected him and his writing. Somewhat averted, however: rather than become angsty and cynical, he came to embrace life though the (then fairly-dangerous) vocation of flying.
13th Aug '12 6:18:31 PM karstovich2
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Most things he wrote have been published posthumously

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Most things he wrote have been published posthumouslyposthumously.
* [[DeadLittleSister Dead Little Brother]]: His only brother, 15-year-old François, died in 1917, when they were both at boarding school in Switzerland during WorldWarOne. This profoundly affected him and his writing.


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* ImpoverishedPatrician: He was nominally a count. His father had been a high-powered insurance executive; however, the elder Saint-Exupéry's death when Antoine was just 3 left the family with much more limited funds, especially given the high expense of the quality education his mother ensured that he and his siblings got.
29th Jul '12 2:56:59 PM StFan
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'''Antoine Jean-Baptiste Marie Roger de Saint-Exupéry''' (29 June 1900 31 July 1944) used to be a successful commercial pilot, amongst the pioneers of postal service aircraft. When WorldWarII came, he joined the French Air Force as a reconnaissance pilot. When the armistice with Germany was signed, he escaped to the United States, took a break from aviation to write a little bit, then joined Free French Forces. In 1944, he went missing during a recon flight, and the wreck of his airplane would only be found in 2003.

Although he was a talented, devoted and famous aviator, some people might recognize him a bit better from some the books he wrote, being one of the most important French writers of world literature and one of the most famous writers of the 20th century.
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!!Tropes associated with him and his works:

* AuthorAppeal: Aircraft and aviation. Might be related to his main job.
* AuthorExistenceFailure: Most things he wrote have been published posthumously
* HesJustHiding: [[invoked]] Speculations persist up to this day. He most likely died in the plane crash, although the plane itself wasn't located for sixty years after he went MIA, and no firm evidence exists that he was shot down by German aircraft. Considering how ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' ends...
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: All over the place.
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!!List of his works:

* ''Aviator'' (1926) -- the first story he'd ever written
* ''Southern Mail'' (1929)
* ''Night Flight'' (1931)
* ''Wind, Sand and Stars'' (1939) -- an award-winning book about his experiences in the desert.
* ''Flight to Arras'' (1942)
* ''Literature/TheLittlePrince'' (1943) -- one of ''the'' most important books of the 20th century, essentially a modern ''Alice in Wonderland'' discussing philosophy instead of logic.
* ''The Citadel'' -- Symbolism: The Book. Published posthumously.
* And many others.
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