Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Saint-Exupéry in Toulouse, France, 1933
BornAntoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger
29 Juin 1900(1900-06-29)
Lyon, Fraunce
Dee'dpresumed 31 Julie 1944(1944-07-31) (aged 44)
unkent (perhaps offshore, sooth o Marseille, Fraunce)
ThriftAviator, writer
EddicationVilla St. Jean International School
1944–2008 (posthumous)
GenreAutobiografie, belles-lettres, essays, childer's leeteratur
Notable awairdsLégion d'honneur (1929)[1]

prix Femina (1929)[1] Grand Prix du roman de l'Académie française (1939) U.S. National Book Award (1940) Croix de guerre (1940)[2]

Prix des Ambassadeurs (posthumous)
Croix de guerre avec palme (posthumous)
SpooseConsuelo Suncín de Sandova (1931 – his death)


Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry[4][Note 1] (French: [ɑ̃twan də sɛ̃tɛɡzypeʁi]; 29 Juin 1900 – 31 Julie 1944) wis a French writer, poet, aristocrat, jurnalist, an pioneerin aviator.

Notes[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Staundart modren uisage for the spellin o Saint-Exupéry's surname includes the hyphen. But accordin tae French legal documents an his birth certificate, na hyphen is uised in his name; thus, it is formally de Saint Exupéry, nae Saint-Exupéry. The Armorial de l'ANF,[5] which is a leetin o French nobility, mentions the Saint Exupéry (de) faimily withoot a hyphen. Houever, baith spellins are foond for the author's relatives in the advanced resairch facility Géopatronyme, for records in the Rhône depairtment for the period 1891–1915, shawin twa birth certificates wi a hyphen an ane withoot. Maist o his beuks war published unner his name wi a hyphen; memorial plaques, the 50-franc banknote, an the bracelet he wis wearin at the time o his daith an aa uise the hyphen. The author adoptit the hyphen efter his arrival in the Unitit States in 1941, as he wis annoyed wi Americans' addressin him as "Mr. Exupéry".

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b Commire (1980), p. 158.
  2. Commire (1980), p. 161.
  4. Schiff (2006), p. xi.
  5. Armorial de l'ANF, website. Archived 28 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine

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