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Simone Weil: A Life

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  46 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Paperback, 592 pages
Published April 12th 1988 by Schocken (first published 1973)
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Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly
How must you live your life?


Sometimes it depends on what you have and what you decide to do with it. Simone Weil was a beautiful mind. If minds could exist on their own and see each other Simone Weil’s would probably be the Marilyn Monroe of minds with the other pulsating consciousness lusting after her and making her the focal point of their masturbatory dreams. She made good use of what she had, studying even the esoteric, teaching, writing one penetrating essay after another about politics, h
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Dan
Jul 09, 2014 Dan rated it it was amazing
It will be hard to surpass this biography, insomuch as it was by one of Simone Weil's earliest known friends, who records both the details and the idealism of Weil's search for truth. This includes a note about her friendship with Rene Daumal, who was tutoring her in Sanskrit so that she might read the Gita in the original Sanskrit much as she dug into the Christian gospels in their original Greek.

From scholar to pacifist street radical to anti-Franco irregular in the Spanish Civil War, and on t
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Miss Diane
Jan 03, 2014 Miss Diane rated it it was amazing
An extraordinary biography of an extraordinay genius!
Doug
Feb 05, 2010 Doug added it
Wonderful Bio of Simone Weil
James
Apr 14, 2016 James rated it really liked it
I was with Weil throughout a lot of her asceticism and altruism, but at some point (I think after leaving Marseilles), "I" parted ways with her, and her death silenced the admirability of what she did with her life before, for me; the admirability of much I admired as I first read it. A speechlessness there. The book itself is a pile of material; sometimes, to get through, work; ending arbitrarily, which I suppose is life, "under the sun".
Andrew
Jan 16, 2016 Andrew added it
would recommend this as a bibliography for those interested in delving into weil's writing. if you are expecting a gripping account of weil's life-and if any life has the.makings of a gripping account it is hers - than you will be disappointed.
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