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Simone Weil

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Simone Weil was born in Paris in 1909. Strikingly beautiful and intellectually precocious, she was reading the evening paper aloud to her family aged 5, quoting the seventeenth-century French dramatic poet, Jean Racine at 6 and, by her early teens, mastering classical Greek and several modern languages. She developed her acute social awareness during the First World War, refusing to eat sugar because the French soldiers at the front had none. In 1936 Weil joined an Anarchist unit near Zaragoza, Spain, to train for action in ...

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Simone Weil
2001, Lipper, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780670899982

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Simone Weil
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

ISBN-13: 9780297646273

Hardcover

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