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Nina Mamikunian
Subjects: Literatures in English, Comparative Literature, Cultural Studies and Theory, Writing, Theatre & Dance, Archive for New Poetry

Simone Weil

Simone Weil (1909–1943) was a French philosopher, political activist, and mystic. Born in Paris, she excelled as a student and devoted herself to the working class and political activism. She served in the Spanish Civil War on the Republican side, and during World War II, with the resistance movement in England.


Short biography from Oxford Reference Online

More in-depth biographies from: The American Weil Society and the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Susan Sontag on Simone Weil (note: log into HathiTrust to view)

Major Works

La Pesanteur et la grâce (1947; Eng. tr., Gravity and Grace, 1952),

 L'Enracinement (1949; Eng. tr., The Need for Roots, 1952), 

 La Connaissance surnaturelle (1950; Supernatural Knowledge), 

Attente de Dieu (1950; Eng. tr., Waiting on God, 1951).

La Condition ouvrière (1951; The Working-Class Condition),

Oppression et liberté (1955; Eng. tr., Oppression and Liberty, 1958)