Historical Who is Who

WEIL, Simone

1909 - 1943
France
LITERATURE, PHILOSOPHY

 

Much of Simone Weil's relatively short life was spent in direct engagement with the interests of others – farm labourers, Renault car factory workers, republican fighters in the Spanish Civil War, students in school, French resistance movement in London. A continual seeking after how to be good led her to starvation whilst identifying with the afflictions of World War 2 victims. The intimacy and intensity of her moral passion and resistance to evil in all its forms comes over powerfully from her writing.

A brief biography (7 mins) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmBwVgOirPM

 

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