The Margret and H.A. Rey Center has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present “Antoine Saint-Exupery: The Man Who Wrote The Little Prince” by Scott Eaton on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 8–9 p.m. in the Rey Center Art Gallery located on the second level of Waterville Valley Town Square.
During this presentation, Scott Eaton will examine the life of French aviator and writer Antoine de Saint-Exupéry (1900-1944) through his books and the ideas that underlie them – “the importance of responsibility, the fellowship it nurtures among men, the priority of an interior life.” Along with The Little Prince (1943), a children’s story for adults, the program will review his other fiction and nonfiction, which were inspired in large part by his experience in the early French air mail service in the 20’s and 30’s and in the French air force in World War II.
About Presenter Scott Eaton
Scott Eaton earned his BSE in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and his J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center. He has been a staff attorney for the NH legislature for 25 years. Eaton has had an abiding interest in history, including the history of World War II and of flight, which led him to a fascination with the life and work of aviator and author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
There is no charge to attend this program; donations are welcome.