April 7, 2004
The Final Flight of Saint-Ex
An underwater salvage team has discovered pieces of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s plane in the Mediterranean.
Saint-Exupéry wrote “The Little Prince,” which Agence France-Press calls “one of the best-selling titles on the planet, after the Bible and Marx’s Das Kapital.” He and his plane disappeared in 1944.
The plane was a P-38 Lightning: a beautiful, almost insectile combat craft.
Here are some Saint-Exupéry quotes. I like this one:
The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them.