Review: “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

For the love of books

… ‘One sees clearly only with the heart.  Anything essential is invisible to the eyes.’ …

~excerpt from Chapter 21 in The Little Prince (translation by Richard Howard)

Looking through the eyes of a child, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry challenges human society.  He questions what is truly important in life through the journey of an extraordinary little prince.  Leaving his home planet, the little prince travels to six other planets and finally to the earth, where he meets the author.  The Little Prince is simultaneously an enigmatic and philosophical memoir.  Gentle humor intertwines with the author’s solemn wisdom concerning life’s purpose and reality.  Even death is perused by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.  The poignant storyline is short and simple but its depth is limitless.  The little prince seems to be a reflection of the author himself, and together they are searching for the truth.

… ‘People haven’t time to learn anything.  They buy things ready-made in stores.  But since there are no stores where you can buy friends, people no longer have friends.’ …

~excerpt from Chapter 21 in The Little Prince(translation by Richard Howard)

Original review: The wisdom of the little prince,


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