JOSEPH MARIE PERRIN, GUSTAVE THIBON, J. P. LITTLE, EMMA CRAUFURD
Title: Simone Weil As We Knew Her
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Routledge January 2004
0415306434 / 9780415306430
Seller ID: 62765
In 1941, Simone Weil was introduced to Father Jean-Marie Perrin, a priest of the Dominican order whose friendship became one of the most significant influences on her spiritual development. It was for Father Perrin that she wrote her 'spiritual autobiography', contained in Waiting for God, and to him that she later wrote 'Letter to a Priest'. When Weil requested work as a field hand, Perrin sent her to Gustave Thibon, a farmer and Christian philosopher. From 1941-2, Weil stayed with the Thibon family, working in the fields by day while writing by night the notebooks which posthumously became Gravity and Grace and other seminal works. First published in 1953, and now newly introduced by Patricia Little, this unique portrait depicts Weil through the eyes of her friends, not as a strange and unaccountable genius but as an ardent and very human young person in search of truth and knowledge.