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Letter to a Hostage

by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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While waiting in neutral Portugal for a passage to the United States, having just escaped from the terrors of war-torn France, the author's observations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in a Lisbon filled with parties, gambling and spies leads him to examine the nature of existence itself.… (more)
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    The Wisdom of the Sands by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (raton-liseur)
    raton-liseur: Ces livres célèbrent tous deux la beauté de la vie dans sa simplicité insondable, un sourire, une tasse de thé. Ils sont tous deux comme un collier de phrases sans rugosité et d’une philosophie douce et sans complication qui décrivent si bien la vie et la vision qu’en a Saint-Exupéry.… (more)
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Saint-Exupéry, Antoine deprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Carrera, JoanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Gerst, JacquelineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Witchell, CherylTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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When in December 1940, I crossed Portugal on my way to the U.S.A., Lisbon appeared to me as a vivid and sad paradise.
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While waiting in neutral Portugal for a passage to the United States, having just escaped from the terrors of war-torn France, the author's observations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in a Lisbon filled with parties, gambling and spies leads him to examine the nature of existence itself.

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