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By Simone Weil

Philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist, political activist -- Simone Weil used to be one of the ultimate thinkers of our time. most sensible recognized during this state for her theological writing, Weil wrote on a superb number of matters starting from classical philosophy and poetry, to trendy exertions, to the language of political discourse. the current anthology deals a beneficiant selection of her paintings, together with essays by no means ahead of translated into English and lots of that experience lengthy been out of print. It amply confirms Elizabeth Hardwick's phrases that Simone Weil was once "one of the main marvelous and unique minds of twentieth-century France" and "a girl of transcendent highbrow presents and the widest learning." an established Weil pupil, Sian Miles has chosen essays consultant of the extensive sweep of Weil's paintings and gives an outstanding creation that areas Weil's paintings in context of her lifestyles and times.

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