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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want antline Read Currently Reading Read. Letter to a Hostage. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. A searing and timeless evocation of the nature of humanity, The acclaimed aviator and adventurer wrote “Letter to a Hostage” while waiting in neutral Portugal for a passage to the United States, having just escaped from the terrors of war-torn France.
Saint-Exup r ry’s observations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in a Lisbon filled with parties, gambling and s A searing and timeless evocation of the nature of humanity, The acclaimed aviator and adventurer wrote “Letter to a Hostage” while waiting in neutral Portugal for a passage to the United States, having just escaped from the terrors of war-torn France.
Saint-Exup r ry’s observations on the aimless existence of his fellow exiles in a Lisbon filled with parties, gambling and spies leads him to examine sainr nature of existence itself.
The particularity of this moment, as the world seemed to be coming to an end, makes for a searing and timeless evocation of the nature of humanity. A book I always keep in my pocket As perfectly formed as ‘Heart of Darkness’. Published May 28th by Not Avail first published Iran, Islamic Republic of. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Letter to a Hostageplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I spent a number of years in the French education system and no child gets out of a French school without reading that book. At least, antoibe was the case when I was a child. Now I really want to read more of his work. At the time, France was under German occupation. There he encouraged the United States to enter the war against the Nazis.
For the whole period of the war, Werth remained in France, living in hiding in a village in reen Jura. The work is an ode to friendship and to love of country. The prose is beautiful and the sentiments it expresses powerful. This is one of those books that has something to underline on every page. I love this book. It took less than an hour to read and never was an hour better spent.
To Leon Werth I ask children to sntoine me for dedicating this book to a grown-up.
I have a serious excuse: I have another excuse: I have a rdhen excuse: He needs to be comforted. If all these excuses are not enough then I want to dedicate this book to the child whom this grown-up once was.
All grown-ups were children first. But few of them remember it. So I correct my dedication: To Leon Werth, When he was a little boy View all 15 comments. That is impressive, the age of a man! That summarises all his life. This maturity of his has taken a long time to exuprry. It has grown through so many obstacles conquered, so many serious illnesses cured, so many griefs appeased, so many despairs overcome, so many dangers unconsciously passed.
Letter to a Hostage
It has grown through so many desires, so many hopes, so many regrets, so many lapses, so much love. The age of a man, that represents a good load of experience and memories. In spite of decoys, jolts, and That is impressive, the age of a man! In spite of decoys, jolts, and ruts, you have continued to plod like a horse drawing a cart.
I long for a companion who, above the disputes of reason, will respect in me the pilgrim of that light. I need to feel sometimes, in advance, the promised warmth, and to rely, beyond myself, upon that rendezvous which will be ours.
I am so weary of polemics, exclusiveness and fanaticism. I can come to you without having to wear a uniform, without having to recite the Koran, without denying anything of my inmost world.
With you I do not have to justify myself, to plead or to prove; I find peace as I did at Tournus. Beyond awkward words, beyond deceiving statements, you only consider the man in me.
You honour in me the ambassador of special beliefs, customs and lore. If I am different from you, far from depriving you, I augment you. You question me as one questions a traveller. As, like anyone else, I need to be appreciated, I feel pure in you and come to you. I need to go where I am pure. Neither my sayings nor my doings have taught you who I am. But because you have accepted me as I am, you are indulgent, when necessary, towards those doings and sayings.
I know that you are prepared to accept me as I am. What could I do with a friend who would judge me? When I welcome a friend, if he is lame, I invite him to sit down and do not ask him to dance. My friend, I need you as one needs a space where one can breathe. A beautiful letter to all that he loved and left behind. It’s about friends and humanity, and what holds all of us together, and respect of men.
Part II touched me the most. We all need someone to return to, and if we have lost them, the city becomes empty.
We don’t miss a place, we miss the people left there; and if this link with the homeland disappears, what is sint Sait-Exupery reminds us of the importance of diversity. The Nazis had a human ideal and they exterminated those who differed from A beautiful letter to all that he loved and left behind.
The Nazis had a human ideal and they exterminated those who differed from it. But if all humans were the same, progress would be impossible, creative thought would disappear. We need conflicts of thought and word to fulfil ourselves and the world.
Being different is not only okay, it is good. Even nowadays we all need someone to remind us that. Antoine de Saint-Exupery met the anarchist writer Leon Werth in the early s, and the two became very close rehej, with The Little Prince being written for Werth, as well as this stirring treatise on home, exile, friendship, freedom, and occupation.
Werth and his family refused to leave France even under Nazi occupation in spite of grave danger, as they were Jewish and known Bolsheviks.
Saint Exupery’s letter expresses concern for Werth, his hope that his fellow Frenchmen were protecting hi Antoine de Saint-Exupery met the anarchist writer Leon Werth in the early s, and the two became very close friends, with The Little Prince being written for Werth, as well as this stirring treatise on home, exile, friendship, freedom, and occupation. Saint Exupery’s letter expresses concern for Werth, his hope that his fellow Frenchmen were protecting him and his antoinw from the Nazis, as well as his meditations on the magnetic poles of home and saibt of friendship, the power of friendship in the face of totalitarianism, and the ridiculousness of difference.
He uses his friendship with Werth to illustrate man’s potential for Unity and true friendship in spite of superficial differences: It is the acceptance of who I am which made you, at need, indulgent to these things as to these formulae.
Reheh am grateful to you for accepting me as you find me. What do I want with a friend antoibe judges me? If I welcome a friend to a edupery, I ask him to sit down if he limps, and do not ask him to dance We all derive from France as from a tree, and I will serve your truth as you would have served mine I found many striking similarities to the general situation in Lebanon, and loved the descriptions!
If you listen closely there is a message of unity and hope even for the darkest times. Es necesario haberse arruinado durante generaciones para reparar los viejos castillos que se derrumban, para aprender a amarlos. Extremely touching letter written to dr author’s friend, who was in hiding from the Nazis. It made me think how wonderful it must be to have a friend who loves you do deeply like he feels. Antoine de Saint Exupery has a way with words that is both poetic and sincere.
Pilot, Poet, Mystic, Voyager.
Carta a un rehén
One is rewarded with a smile. And the quality of a smile might make one die. But no one loved them