Tuesday, May 1, 2012

booktalk tuesday

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

IndieBound Description:

Few stories are as widely read and as universally cherished by children and adults alike as The Little Prince. Richard Howard's new translation of the beloved classic-published to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's birth-beautifully reflects Saint-Exupéry's unique and gifted style. Howard, an acclaimed poet and one of the preeminent translators of our time, has excelled in bringing the English text as close as possible to the French, in language, style, and most important, spirit. The artwork in this new edition has been restored to match in detail and in color Saint-Exupéry's original artwork.

My Thoughts:

I know some people hate this book and find it overly sentimental and bordering on trite. But I don't find it that way, I think it is charming and lovely, poetic and beautiful. I'm not 100% sold on this new translation but I love the restored artwork.