John E. Branch Jr.'s Reviews > Simone Weil's the Iliad or the Poem of Force: A Critical Edition

Simone Weil's the Iliad or the Poem of Force by Masami P. Kojima
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Sep 27, 11

bookshelves: play-project-1, literature-history-criticism, warfare-commentary-analysis, french-thinkers
Read in September, 2005 — I own a copy

My personal favorite among the biographies of and texts by Simone Weil that I've read. The author herself can be hard to categorize; so can this book. It may suffice to call her a teacher, philosopher, and social activist, as the publisher's description does, and to describe the book as an iconoclastic study of Homer's Iliad as well as a profound meditation on war.
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