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Montblanc Hails Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

13 August 2017


Montblanc’s Antoine de Saint-Exupéry ballpoint pen refill packaging. The color is named, Encre de Desert—which is Desert Ink when translated to English. But take care since Montblanc refills fit only in Montblanc pens.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry is a pioneering aviator of legend. Piloting during aviation’s Golden Age with much of his career consisted of flying and crashing in northern African countries. A prolific writer, as well, his personal life was as daring and tempestuous as his flying life. He died at age 38 on a combat reconnaissance mission during World War II in an F-38 Lightning. Quite a writer and quite an aviator—read his The Aviator, Night Flight, Flight to Arras  and The Little Prince to understand why.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 September 2017 15:37

    I want to read his books. I only know him through the book The little Prince.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      21 September 2017 18:35

      I have the same experience as well as thoughts 🙂

  2. 25 September 2017 01:13

    If you are able, read The Little Prince in the original French. It is worth learning to read French just in order to read it in the original. No translation does it justice.

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      25 September 2017 21:32

      Alas–I am ignorant and only speak English. The animated movie I saw on Netflix was greatly moving, however.

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