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Simone Weil

(2001)
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A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, and an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of 34 after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the 20th 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. In this thoughtful and compelling biography, du Plessix Gray illuminates an enigmatic figure and early feminist whose passion and pathos will fascinate a wide audience of listeners.

Genre: Inspirational

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Hardback Editions

August 2001 : UK Hardback
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Title: Simone Weil (LIVES)
Author(s): Francine du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-297-64627-3 / 978-0-297-64627-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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June 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Simone Weil (Penguin Lives)
Author(s): Francine Du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-670-89998-4 / 978-0-670-89998-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Audio Editions

December 2004 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Simone Weil
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December 2004 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Simone Weil
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July 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Simone Weil
Author(s): Francine Du Plessix Gray
ISBN: 0-7366-6812-8 / 978-0-7366-6812-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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