Gravity and Grace
Gravity and Grace
Gravity and Grace
Brand: Bison Books

Gravity and Grace

  • Publish Date: 1997-11-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Simone Weil

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Simone Weil, the French philosopher, political activist, and religious mystic, was little known when she died young in 1943. Four years later the philosopher-farmer Gustave Thibon compiled La pesanteur et la grce from the notebooks she left in his keeping. In 1952 this English translation accelerated the fame and influence of Simone Weil.
The striking aphorisms in Gravity and Grace reflect the religious philosophy of Weils last years. Written at the onset of World War II, when her health was deteriorating and her left-wing social activism was giving way to spiritual introspection, this masterwork makes clear why critics have called Simone Weil a great soul who might have become a saint and the Outsider as saint, in an age of alienation.

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