“L’homme se découvre quand il se mesure à l’obstacle” (Avant-Propos, Terre des Hommes

During the nineteen thirties and forties, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) had acquired an almost legendary reputation as a writer in France, having been awarded « Le Prix Femina » in 1931 for Vol de nuit and «Le grand prix du roman de l’Académie française » for Terre des homes in 1939. He was also known for his expertise and courage as a commercial pilot: he was made a “Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur” in 1930, and then an “Officier de la Légion d…

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Tirven-Gadum, Vina. "Terre des Hommes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 06 February 2014
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