Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Le petit prince ou comment faire lieu ? Entretien imaginaire avec Antoine de Saint Exupéry

Philippe Gervais-Lambony 1
1 Mosaïques
LAVUE - Laboratoire Architecture, Ville, Urbanisme, Environnement
Abstract : In this paper the author analyses the relation between time an place through a study of the work of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Place is defined as a space made unique by relations between humans that it then evoques. This form of production of place relies on the one hand on a time-space relation, of the other hand on the capacity to overcome the tension between contradictory desires: desire for movement, desire for home. The Little Prince, and all the writings of Saint-Exupéry are an effort to find a solution to this contradiction. Solution might be immobility in a changing space and a poassing time, it has to be seeked in a specific relation to the past and childhood but also in a certain definition of nostalgia.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [30 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Administrateur Hal Nanterre <>
Submitted on : Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:48:37 AM
Last modification on : Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 11:50:23 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 1:52:32 PM


Publisher files allowed on an open archive


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial - NoDerivatives 4.0 International License



Philippe Gervais-Lambony. Le petit prince ou comment faire lieu ? Entretien imaginaire avec Antoine de Saint Exupéry. Carnets de géographes, UMR 245 - CESSMA, 2015, ⟨10.4000/cdg.293⟩. ⟨hal-01640561⟩



Record views


Files downloads