I love where we live but this afternoon I have a strong urge to build a rocket and land it at the Morgan Library,
where our family has enjoyed hours among the giant rooms and manuscripts. Today I would dwell with materials curated by Christine Nelson, about THE LITTLE PRINCE.
Since I won’t be doing that I’m pleased there are keystrokes and pixels to take me on a tour about how this book that enchanted me years ago and has not lost any charm, came to be. The disappearance of the aviator /author/illustrator who gave his life while fighting against the Nazis is also covered. As are his New York City locales during his creation of the manuscript.
Maybe you will want to head to these starry Saint-Exupery sites with me. THE LITTLE PRINCE appeared in
U.S.A.bookstores (1943) before arriving in his native France (1946.)
THE NEW YORK TIMES – In His Footsteps
THE NEW YORK TIMES – 70 Years On, Magic Concocted in NYC