Simone Weil as We Knew Her
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Simone Weil as We Knew Her by Gustave Thibon
Book DescriptionSimone 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415306430
(216mm x 138mm x 19mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gustave Thibon
Gravity and Grace, Paperback (September 2002)» View all books by Gustave Thibon
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.
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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).
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