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Author Dargan, Joan.

Title Simone Weil : thinking poetically / Joan Dargan
Published Albany, NY : State University of New York Press, [1999]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 148 pages)
Series SUNY series, Simone Weil studies
SUNY series, Simone Weil studies.
Contents "La Personne et le sacre" -- "The Terrible Prayer" -- "Prologue" -- Notebooks -- Poetry and Poetics -- The Proposal for Front-Line Nurses
Summary "Simone Weil created a memorable oeuvre remarkable for its lucid, striking, and seemingly transparent prose. The first to recognize Weil's achievement as a writer, this book situates her work within the French literary tradition, showing its affinities with Pascal and Baudelaire, and acknowledges its kinship to the works of poets and writers of her generation, notably the poets Rene Char and Marina Tsvetaeva. Close reading of passages from her notebooks, several short texts, and a proposal for front-line nurses addressed to the Free French illustrates the forces and influences at work in her writing."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-145) and index
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Subject Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585354936 (electronic bk.)
9780585354934 (electronic bk.)