Simone Weil by Francine du Plessix Gray audiobook

Simone Weil

By Francine du Plessix Gray
Read by Donada Peters  and Wanda McCaddon

Random House Audio
7.08 Hours Unabridged
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In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth 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 readers.

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One of the 2001 New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books for Nonfiction

In Simone Weil, du Plessix Gray vividly evokes the life of an equally complex and intriguing figure. A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of thirty-four prematurely after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the twentieth 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 readers.

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Author Bio: Francine du Plessix Gray

Author Bio: Francine du Plessix Gray

Francine du Plessix Gray is a regular contributor to the New Yorker and is the author of numerous books, including Simone Weil, At Home with the Marquis de Sade, Rage and Fire, Lovers and Tyrants, and Soviet Women. She lives in Connecticut.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 7.08
Audience: Adult
Language: English