Simone Weil: An Anthology

Simone Weil: An Anthology

by Simone Weil
     
 
Philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist, political activist -- Simone Weil was among the foremost thinkers of our time. Best known in this country for her theological writing, Weil wrote on a great variety of subjects ranging from classical philosophy and poetry, to modern labor, to the power of words in political discourse. The present anthology offers a

Overview

Philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist, political activist -- Simone Weil was among the foremost thinkers of our time. Best known in this country for her theological writing, Weil wrote on a great variety of subjects ranging from classical philosophy and poetry, to modern labor, to the power of words in political discourse. The present anthology offers a generous collection of her work, including essays never before translated into English, many of which have long been out of print. It amply confirms Elizabeth Hardwick's words that Simone Weil was "one of the most brilliant and original minds of twentieth-century France" and "a woman of transcendent intellectual gifts and the widest learning." A long-time Weil scholar, Sian Miles has selected essays representative of the wide sweep of Weil's work and provides a superb introduction that places Weil's work in context of her life and times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555840211
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.22(d)

Meet the Author

Simone Weil, 1909-43, French philosopher and mystic. Most of her works, published posthumously, consist of some notebooks and a collection of religious essays. They include, in English, Waiting for God (1951), Gravity and Grace (1952), The Need for Roots (1952), Notebooks (2 vol., 1956), Oppression and Liberty (1958), and Selected Essays, 1934-1943 (1962).

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