April 17, 2019
14 Wallace Avenue
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Antoine De Saint-Exupery: The Man Who Wrote "The Little Prince"
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The life of French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) will be examined through his books and the ideas which underlie them—“the importance of responsibility, the fellowship it nurtures among men, the priority of an interior life”, as his biographer Stacy Schiff has said. Along with The Little Prince (1943), a children’s story for adults, the program will review Saint-Exupéry’s other fiction and nonfiction, which was inspired in large part by his experience in the early French air mail service in the 1920’s and 1930’s and in the French Air Force in World War II.
Scott Eaton earned his B.S.E. in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from the Franklin Pierce Law Center. He has been a staff attorney for the New Hampshire legislature for more than 30 years. Eaton has had an abiding interest in history, including the history of World War II and the history of flight, which led him to a fascination with the life and work of Saint-Exupéry.