Simone Weil, an Anthology
Grove Press, 2000 - Philosophy - 290 pages
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 language of political discourse. The present anthology offers a generous collection of her work, including essays never before translated into English and many that 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 longtime 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.
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I am in awe after reading James Holoka's analysis of Simone Weil's The Iliad OR the poem of force - a critical edition. This anthology adds to my admiration of her strength in words alone.
The Needs of the Soul
The Great Beast
Analysis of Oppression
The Mysticism of Work
The Iliad or the Poem of Force
Void and Compensation
The Power of Words
Prerequisite to Dignity of Labour