Simone Weil as We Knew Her by Gustave Thibon
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Simone Weil as We Knew Her
By Gustave Thibon

Simone Weil as We Knew Her

2nd Revised edition

By (author) See other recent books by Gustave Thibon See other recent books by Joseph-Marie Perrin
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $42.99
Your Price: $38.69 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.93 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 7-10 days

Simone Weil as We Knew Her by Gustave Thibon

Book Description

Simone Weil (1909-1943) was a defining figure of the twentieth century; a philosopher, Christian (although never baptised), resistance fighter, Labour activist and teacher, described by Albert Camus as 'the only great spirit of our time'. In 1941 Weil was introduced to Father Joseph-Marie Perrin, a Dominican priest whose friendship became a key influence on her life. When Weil asked Perrin for work as a farm hand he sent her to Gustave Thibon, a farmer and Christian philosopher. Weil stayed with the Thibon family, working in the fields and writing the notebooks which became Gravity and Grace and other posthumous works. Perrin and Thibon met Weil at a time when her spiritual life and creative genius were at their height. During the short but deep period of their acquaintance with her, they came to know her as she actually was. First published in English in 1953, and now introduced by J.P. Little, this unique portrait depicts Weil through the eyes of her friends, not as a strange and unaccountable genius but as an ardent and human person in search of truth and knowledge.

Buy Simone Weil as We Knew Her book by Gustave Thibon from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415306430
ISBN-10: 0415306434
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author Gustave Thibon

Gravity and Grace by Gustave Thibon Gravity and Grace, Paperback (September 2002)

On the fiftieth anniversary of the first English edition, this Routledge Classics edition offers the English reader the complete text of this landmark work for the first time ever.

» View all books by Gustave Thibon


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Simone Weil as We Knew Her book by Gustave Thibon and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Gustave Thibon

Joseph-Marie Perrin (1905-2002) was a Dominican priest and French Resistance worker. His books include Mary, Mother of Christ and Christians. Gustave Thibon (1903-2001) a native of the Ardeche, received the 'Grand Prix de'l Academie Francaise for literature in 1964, and for philosophy in 2000. J. P. Little, of St Patrick's University College, Dublin, is author of Simone Weil on Colonialism (2003) and Simone Weil: Waiting on Truth (1988).

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Gustave Thibon close
Gravity and Grace by Gustave Thibon
Gravity and Grace by Gustave Thibon
Recent books by Joseph-Marie Perrin close
Simone Weil as We Knew Her by Joseph-Marie Perrin
» close