Levels of Reading Antoine de Saint-Exupery's «Citadelle» Cover Image

Les degrés de lecture de Citadelle d’Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Levels of Reading Antoine de Saint-Exupery's «Citadelle»

Author(s): Alexandru Lucian Luca
Subject(s): French Literature
Published by: Editura Universităţii Petru Maior

Summary/Abstract: Belonging to the same poetic line as Le Petit Prince, Citadelle is an open work that elicited malevolent criticism upon its publication. Saint Exupéry has even been accused of totalitarianism because of the contradictions characterising the Berber prince who loved his people but never hesitated to put to death people who rebelled or did not respect human values cherished by the prince. The book is neither mystical at all, God representing the idea of the absolute, the supreme value that is worth pursuing by everybody. There are pages of fine poetry in this book and they are the expression of the poet's attempt to create a new language that could translate the most intimate pulsations of human heart.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 08
  • Page Range: 143-151
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: French