A sense of life

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New York : Funk & Wagnalls, [1965].
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xv, 231 pages ; 22 cm


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New York : Funk & Wagnalls, [1965].


General Note
Translation of Un sens à la vie.
Posthumously collected essays written over a lifetime by the famous aviator-philosopher-writer.
This collection of writings by the author of Wind, Sand and Stars is the first English translation of Un Sens à la Vie -- a posthumously collected group of miscellaneous pieces written over a lifetime. These thoughtful, beautifully written essays are the expression of the leading principle of the famous aviator-philosopher-writer's life -- a deep humanism and a sense of the potential worth of the individual. Whether Saint-Exupéry turns his pen to Russia or Spain or an impending war in Europe, whether he draws from his intimate association with aviation, a belief in the spiritual significance of each individual determines his outlook. "Somewhere along the way we have made a wrong turn. Oh yes, the human anthill is richer than ever; we have at our disposal more material goods and greater leisure, yet we lack some essential thing that we cannot exactly define. As human beings we feel diminished; we have lost some of man's mysterious prerogatives." The wrong turn is evasive, the essential thing is illusive, yet Saint-Exupéry persists. From his first published piece, "The Aviator," through the last writings before his death, he searches for a definition, for a cause of man's loss of the "mysterious prerogatives" of the spirit.--Adapted from book jacket.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Saint-Exupéry, A. d., & Foulke, A. W. (1965). A sense of life . Funk & Wagnalls.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944 and Adrienne W., Foulke. 1965. A Sense of Life. Funk & Wagnalls.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, 1900-1944 and Adrienne W., Foulke. A Sense of Life Funk & Wagnalls, 1965.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de, and Adrienne W. Foulke. A Sense of Life Funk & Wagnalls, 1965.

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