Nicholas (nwhyte) wrote,

March Books 16) The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

A short book but an endearing one, with the narrator, stranded in the desert, distracted from his deadly predicament by the philosophical odyssey of the spacefaring little prince. I was struck on this reading by the difference in the prince's relationships with the exploitative and manipulative rose on his own planet, and the earthly fox which is affectionate but also prepared to let him go. (And there's that very weird business with the snake as well.) I should probably try it in French some time too.
Tags: bookblog 2011, rereads, writer: antoine de saint-exupery
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