Princi i vogel Antoine de Saint Exupéry
Through a simple style down to childish levels, beyond a crystalline transcendence of subject matter elaboration, we suddenly feel the captivating power of an astonishingly profound art, an art that puts us in front of question marks, the sharpness of which can find many unprepared to respond. What is this little boy called “prince” in the book? What are these little planets, inhabited by seemingly strange people but strangely familiar to us, as if we had met them somewhere before? What is this desert snake that performs such a special service in the book? What are roses and why by loving them do we get to know ourselves better? Why do adults find it so difficult to understand little ones? Why have adults set up a society in which numbers matter more than experiences, feelings? And why is the picture of the book so bleak, why does the world look so sad? Anyone who reads the book “The Little Prince” can try to give an answer to these questions and others like it, can try to measure with the mind the world he finds in the book and the world around us. And it would not be surprising if he saw that not all questions he is able to give a convincing answer, that his mind does not find it easy to grasp the meaning of the world in which we live.