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Simone Weil

Philosopher, Activist (3-Feb-1909 — 24-Aug-1943)


Vivienne Blackburn. Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Simone Weil: A Study in Christian Responsiveness. Peter Lang. 2004. 272pp.

Jacques Cabaud. Simone Weil: A Fellowship of Love. New York: Channel Press. 1964. 392pp.

Robert Coles. Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. 1987. 179pp.

Sylvie Courtine-Denamy. Translated by G. M. Goshgarian. Three Women in Dark Times: Edith Stein, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil. Cornell University Press. 2000. 272pp.

Henry Leroy Finch; Martin Andic. Simone Weil and the Intellect of Grace: An Introduction. New York: Cassell. 2000.

Gabriella Fiori. Translated by Joseph R. Berrigan. Simone Weil: An Intellectual Biography. University of Georgia Press. 1989. 380pp.

John Hellman. Simone Weil: An Introduction to Her Thought. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. 1982. 111pp.

Alexander Irwin. Saints of the Impossible: Bataille, Weil, and the Politics of the Sacred. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press. 2002. 258pp.

Gaston Kempfner. La Philosophie mystique de Simone Weil. Paris, France: La Colombe. 1960. 221pp. Language: French.

David McClellan. Simone Weil: Utopian Pessimist. London: Macmillan. 1989. 316pp.

Thomas R. Nevin. Simone Weil: Portrait of a Self-Exiled Jew. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press. 1991. 488pp.

Joseph-Marie Perrin; Gustave Thibon. Simone Weil as We Knew Her. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. 1953. 171pp.

Simone Petrement. Translated by Raymond Rosenthal (from French). Simone Weil: A Life. London: Mowbrays. 1977. 577pp.

Peter Winch. Simone Weil: The Just Balance. Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press. 1989. 242pp.


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  5. One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers (pp.197-98)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.743)

  7. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.535)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.509)

  9. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.809)

  10. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.108)

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