Simone WEIL (Signed)

By: Francine Du Plessix Gray

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In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of a 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. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence philosophy today. Simone Weil traces this seminal thinker's transformation from privileged Parisian student to union organizer, activist, and philosopher as well as the complex evolution of her ideas on Christianity, politics, and sexuality. It is a thoughtful and compelling biography.

Title: Simone WEIL (Signed)

Author Name: Francine Du Plessix Gray

Categories: Biography & Autobiography,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 2001

ISBN Number: 0670899984

ISBN Number 13: 9780670899982

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Size: 8vo - over 7¾

Seller ID: lg0a