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The Resource Simone Weil, Francine du Plessix Gray

Simone Weil, Francine du Plessix Gray

Label
Simone Weil
Title
Simone Weil
Statement of responsibility
Francine du Plessix Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Francine du Plessix Gray's biography of the Marquis de Sade, At Home with the Marquis de Sade was hailed by New York Times Book Review as a "boldly imaginative retelling" of his life and garnered the critically acclaimed author a Pulitzer Prize nomination. In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot, mystic, and activist, a pampered intellectual who believed in the redemptive value of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, the daughter of a secular Jewish family who yearned to enter the Catholic Church, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foreshadowed many of the twentieth century's great changes and continues to influence religious thought today. Du Plessix Gray's biography traces Weil'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. This biography illuminates an enigmatic figure and early feminist whose passion and pathos will fascinate a wide audience."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Francine du Plessix
Dewey number
  • 194
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
B2430.W474
LC item number
G73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Penguin life
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weil, Simone
  • Philosophers
Label
Simone Weil, Francine du Plessix Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45195633
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780670899982
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00051367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Simone Weil, Francine du Plessix Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 242-246)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45195633
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
248 pages
Isbn
9780670899982
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00051367
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

Library Locations

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