WIND, SAND AND STARS

Both a gripping tale of adventure and a poetic meditation, Antoine de Saint Exupry's Wind, Sand and Stars is the lyrical autobiography of an aviation pioneer, from the author of The Little Prince. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated from the French with an introduction by William Rees. In 1926 de Saint-Exupry began flying for the pioneering airline Latcore - later known as Aropostale - opening up the first mail routes across the Sahara and the Andes. Wind, Sand and Stars is drawn from this experience. Interweaving encounters with nomadic Arabs and other adventures into a richly textured autobiographical narrative, it has its climax in the extraordinary story of Saint-Exupry's crash in the Libyan Desert in 1936, and his miraculous survival. 'Self-discovery comes when a man measures himself against an obstacle,' writes Saint-Exupry. This book explores the...

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Liza Bolin

2012-08-10

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Poetiskt sprk, passagen nr han r vilse i knen jttebra, frvnansvrt snabblst men gav inget bestende intryck. Lite pretentis.

Nanna Naumann

2012-03-26

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En bok jag borde ha lst som tonring - d hade den nog ftt 5 stjrnor! Idag hade den sina svackor. Det r tur att boken inte r lngre, d den knns som en upprepning av sig sjlv mnga gnger. Samtidigt lmnar den mig med tankar kring vad som r viktigt i livet, vilket meriterar betyget. Jag kan dock tycka att Saintexupry r aningen frdomsfull...