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Simone Weil, an intellectual biography

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.,
    • Philosophers -- France -- Biography.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Gabriella Fiori ; translated by Joseph R. Berrigan.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsB2430.W474 F5613 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationx, 380 p., [8] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages380
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2043672M
      ISBN 100820311022
      LC Control Number88020536


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Born on 3 Februaryin Paris to affluent Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents, Simone Weil boasted of a bloodline whose outstanding trait was its intellectual precocity. Her father, Bernard Weil was an Alsace physician and her mother, Selma Weil (née Salomea Reinherz), was an Austro-Galician who hailed from a rich Jewish business family.

Traces the life of Simone Weil, born in Paris inwho died of self-starvation in leaving behind a collection of letters, notebooks, essays and poems Simone Weil embodied the elements of her fiery, Read more. He is the author of numerous books and articles on French intellectual history.

His new book, The Subversive Simone Weil: A Life in Five Ideas. Simone Weil Weil was an incredibly bright student, becoming well-versed in ancient Greek and Sanskrit in her teenage.

She was also a kind soul, as her compassion and empathy led her to boycotting sugar at the age of five, when she learnt that it was unavailable to.

The longest argument of the book, spanning several essays, develops the parallel between Rome (and the ancient Hebrew theocracy!) and Nazi Germany. According to Simone Weil, who displays an unpleasant silence on the Nazi persecution of the Jews, Hitler. Prior to the appearance of Gabriella Fiori’s Simone Weil: An Intellectual Biography, only one full-length biography of Weil was available in English: Simone Weil: A Life (), by Simone.

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IN COLLECTIONS. Books to :   Born in to a Jewish family in Paris, Simone Weil had a privileged, extremely intellectual childhood. She and her older brother, André, who was widely regarded as a prodigy (he became an internationally recognized mathematician) would memorize long passages from the classics of French drama and play complicated math games; this before she.

At each stage of her life, Simone Veil had to overcome male resistance in one form or another: a loving, intellectual husband who saw the role of. Buy Simone Weil: An Intellectual Biography by Fiori, Gabriella, Berrigan, J.R. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Review of Love in the Void. The lucidity of Simone Weil's mind in this text is rich as it addresses love, beauty, injustice and inequality, suffering, idolatry, and virtue.

These meditations are more than mere instruction but a sublime wrestling of spiritual and intellectual honesty Weil offers no. Moreover, in Gabriella Fiori’s Simone Weil: An Intellectual Biography (), all we have is this: Dr.

Goldmann “listened to the discourses of the little child under the effects of chloroform.”. The major biography of Weil is Simone Petrement's Simone Weil: A Life (). Shorter but also valuable are Jacques Cabaud's Simone Weil: A Fellowship in Love () and Richard Rees's Simone Weil: A Sketch for a Portrait ().

Dorothy Tuck McFarland's Simone Weil () is a study of her writings. This book's subtitle, "An Intellectual Biography" (in Italian: "biography of a thought"), perfecdy indicates its content. It is indeed a biography; it does tell a life full of events, but in Simone Weil's case the events that form the web of life are always the expression ofthe development of her thought—events made necessary by the urge.

Born on 3 Februaryin Paris to affluent Alsatian agnostic Jewish parents, Simone Weil boasted of a bloodline whose outstanding trait was its intellectual precocity. Her father, Bernard Weil was an Alsace physician and her mother, Selma Weil (née Salomea Reinherz), was an Austro-Galician who hailed from a rich Jewish business ality: French.

Weil scholars, I knew the story primarily from Pétrement. But in May,after the first annual meeting of the American Weil Society, I received a telephone call from Simone Deitz, who, as all familiar with Cabaud's biography are well aware, was Weil's close friend first in New York and then again in London when both were with the Free French.

Includes bibliographical references (p. ) In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life a patriot, mystic, and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four after a long Pages: The type that Simone Weil appears to have embodied, and that she did not completely transcend by her will and her gifts, is the intellectual-middle-class-virgin-of-Jewish-extraction.

Some of the souls who resemble her may write in their diaries, or confess to their analysts, “I. An eloquent blend of memoir and biography exploring the Weil siblings, math, and creative inspiration Karen Olsson’s stirring and unusual third book, The Weil Conjectures, tells the story of the brilliant Weil siblings—Simone, a philosopher, mystic, and social activist, and André, an influential mathematician—while also recalling the.

In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia.

Simone Weil (; [1] French: ; 3 February – 24 August ) was a French philosopher, Christian mystic, and political activist. After her graduation from formal education, Weil became a teacher. She taught intermittently throughout the s, taking several breaks due to poor health and to devote herself to political activism, work that would see her assisting in the trade union movement Died: 24 August (aged 34), Ashford, Kent, England.

In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life a patriot, mystic, and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four after a long struggle with anorexia.

New York Times Book Review. Simone Weil Gravity and Grace biography and confession, the habit of admitting the public to the head of these papers—to explain the exceptional circum-stances through which I came to know the real Simone Weil and to have the undeserved honour of presenting her thoughts to the world.

Simone Weil. Philosopher, Activist (3-Feb — Aug) SUBJECT OF BOOKS. Simone Weil; Simone Weil (primary author only) Author division. Simone Weil is currently considered a "single author." If one or more works are by a distinct, homonymous authors, go ahead and split the author.

Includes. Simone Weil is composed of 6 names. Simone Weil () was a defining figure of the twentieth century; a philosopher, Christian, resistance fighter, anarchist, feminist, Labour activist and teacher. She was described by T. Eliot as 'a woman of genius, of a kind of genius akin to that of the saints', and by Albert Camus as 'the only great spirit of our time'.

Originally published posthumously in two volumes, these newly 5/5(1). Book Description. The remarkable French thinker Simone Weil is one of the leading intellectual and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. A legendary essayist, political philosopher and member of the French resistance, her literary output belied her tragically short life.

Most of her work was published posthumously, to widespread acclaim. Simone Weil conforms to a standard biographical format much more than Dorothy Day and has a particular usefulness as a brief introduction to the per­son and thought of Simone Weil.

What has made Weil the continuing studied concern of a few whose intellectual reach goes beyond the usual subjects that arise out of the social process. Weil was an intellectual who believed that one must put one's body on the line.

In her case, the body was frail, but her will was indomitable, Cole's conversations with Anna Freud about this enigmatic figure are luminous points in a book already filled with passion and light.

The author plucks from tortured ambiguities moments of clarity and. Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math. By If there is an x in this book, it is Simone Weil. or to grasp her political shrewdness and the intellectual concerns and the.

This fluent page translation from French is the first full-length biography of Simone Weft, the WW II French intellectual who thought hard, put the poor first, lived out her theories, and—as a secularized Jew—discovered God for herself.

Petrement, a lifelong friend of SW, became a depository for letters, papers, and oral memories and, though examination of grandparents, roots, lycee.

Excellent Biography of Weil This work is a very well written bio of a staggeringly unusual and complex person, Simone Weil. One cannot emphasize enough how strange and determined was this subject. And being such, what a difficult job it was for the author to convey the essence of Weil in these pages.

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In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia.

SIMONE WEIL'S RELIGIOUS THOUGHT which is the object of a positive sensation, more positive than that of sound. Noises, if there are any, only reach me after crossing this silence. Sometimes, also, during this recitation or at other moments, Christ is present with me in person, but his presence is infinitely more real, more moving, moreFile Size: 1MB.

In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure.A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia.

Books Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray When the brilliant, tragic Simone Weil died inshe was o but her ideas still inspire. Martin Andic ponders a new biography by Francine du Plessix Gray. Francine du Plessix Gray’s last biographical study, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, was highly praised, and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

Her new book on Simone Weil presents a. About Simone Weil. In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure.A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia.This book presents some intellectual biography; the book investigates the arguments of The Sovereignty of Good and other articles; the book comments on the influence on Murdoch of Simone Weil, Plato, Kant and Wittgenstein; and on her historical approach; and the .Dr Jacques Cabaud is Simone Weil's first biographer.

His book, Simone Weil: A Fellowship in Love, is published by Harvill Press London, This is a transcript of the full interview with.