L’homme d’hier

25 May

I freely admit my ignorance of Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry. You can’t know about everyone, nor should you be expected to. I gather, after a quick look see on Google, he was of some import. Still I don’t see why the uiniversity took so much against him that it removed a rather large version of the above inscription from the courtyard behind the library and replaced it with this piddling thing that seems to be covering up some utility port in a flower bed that you would quite easily miss. Below is how the old feature looked taken from the 2008 University report it’s been replaced by a giant comma. Clearly pauvre Antoine is no longer flavour of the month.


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2 Responses to “L’homme d’hier”

  1. William Kendall May 25, 2017 at 9:19 pm #

    It does seem a severe step down.

  2. Petrea Burchard May 26, 2017 at 2:03 am #

    I will assume you're not joshing, and tell you that M. de Saint-Exupéry wrote the beloved tiny tome, “Le Petit Prince,” still in print today. It seems replacing his remembrance with a comma is not exactly respectful. Enh. Whatever. A classic is a classic is a classic, they're all over the place.

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