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April 7, 2004

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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.
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Posted April 7, 2004 at 3:41 | Comments (0) | Permasnark
File under: Society/Culture
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