knitxcore.: review: the little prince

Sunday, January 10, 2010

review: the little prince

existential masterpiece!
disguised as a harmless children's parable, Exupery contemplates the loss of 'the child' in man. "the little prince" rivals both Camus' "the stranger" and Bach's "johnathan livingston seagull".
certain passages still seem relevant to contemporary society (i.e. 'men have no more time to understand anything. they buy things all ready made at the shops. but there is no shop anywhere where one can buy friendship, and so men have no friends anymore.'); a difficult task for a book written over sixty years ago. if i could only read one book for the rest of my life, i would pick this. not because it was a 'nice little story'. but because it forces 'grown-ups'to live deliberately.

read it. it's good.

i found my copy at a dirty charity shop. i was supposed to be christmas shopping for my co-workers. they were having a 50% sale.
i bought a mountain of 'things':

4 highball glasses
a plate with a big-eyed girl on it
a tiny honeycomb paper santa
an elvis record
a buddy holly record
the 'mary poppins' soundtrack
2 cookbooks
'the little prince' first edition (1943)
'the silver nutmeg' (1956)
2 little handsewn cat toys made by the lady behind the register.

all for a total of $15!!!!

the store was pure magic. i would live there, if they'd let me :-)

thrift for cats



littlebirdbigcity said...

I have a very very special place for that book in my heart. I love it tenderly.

hibou said...

Thanks for the reminder about a wonderful book!