Simone Weil as We Knew Her Paperback

by Gustave Thibon; Joseph-Marie Perrin;

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Simone Weil as We Knew Her

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In 1941 Simone Weil was introduced to Father Jean-Marie Perrin, a priest of the Dominican order whose friendship became one of the most significant influences on her spiritual development. It was for Father Perrin that she wrote her 'spiritual autobiography', contained in Waiting for God , and to him that she later wrote ' Letter to a Priest' . When Weil requested work as a field hand, Perrin sent her to Gustave Thibon, a farmer and Christian philosopher. From 1941-2, Weil stayed with the Thibon family, working in the fields by day while writing by night the notebooks which posthumously became Gravity and Grace and other seminal works. Perrin and Thibon met Weil at a time when her interior life and her creative genius were at the height of their glowing maturity. During the short but deep period of their acquaintance with her, they came to know her as she actually was. Their accounts of this time reveal her to us in the bare parlour of the Dominican convent at Marseilles where, after waiting her turn among a stream of refugees, she discussed her personal problems with Father Perrin. They show her to us in the vineyards of Ard?che, and on the stone seat by the fountain overlooking the Rhone valley where she read Plato to Thibon, her host.First published in 1953, and now newly introduced by Patricia Little, this unique portrait depicts Weil through the eyes of her friends, not as a strange and unaccountable genius but as an ardent and very human young person in search of truth and knowledge.

Simone Weil as We Knew Her by Gustave Thibon; Joseph-Marie Perrin was published by Taylor& Francis Ltd in October 2003 and is our 54689th best seller. The ISBN for Simone Weil as We Knew Her is 9780415306430.

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Details for Simone Weil as We Knew Her

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherTaylor& Francis Ltd (October 2003)
Edition2nd Revised edition
Number of Pages184
Thickness19 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1007276
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