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Simone Weil

Title : Simone Weil
Author : Siân Miles
Publisher: Grove Press
Total pages: 290 pages
ISBN: 9780802137296

Philosopher, theologian, critic, sociologist, political activist -- Simone Weil was among the foremost thinkers of our time. Best known in this country for her theological writing, Weil wrote on a great variety of subjects ranging from classical philosophy and poetry, to modern labor, to the language of political discourse. The present anthology offers a generous collection of her work, including essays never before translated into English and many that have long been out of print. It amply confirms Elizabeth Hardwick's words that Simone Weil was "one of the most brilliant and original minds of twentieth-century France" and "a woman of transcendent intellectual gifts and the widest learning." A longtime Weil scholar, Sian Miles has selected essays representative of the wide sweep of Weil's work and provides a superb introduction that places Weil's work in context of her life and times.

Simone Weil: "The Just Balance"

Title : Simone Weil: "The Just Balance"
Author : Peter Winch
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total pages: 234 pages
ISBN: 9780521317436

This book examines the religious, social, and political thought of Simone Weil in the context of the rigorous philosophical thinking out of which it grew. It also explores illuminating parallels between these ideas and ideas that were simultaneously being developed by Ludwig Wittgenstein. Simone Weil developed a conception of the relation between human beings and nature which made it difficult for her to explain mutual understanding and justice. Her wrestling with this difficulty coincided with a considerable sharpening of her religious sensibility, and led to a new concept of the natural and social orders involving a supernatural dimension, within which the concepts of beauty and justice are paramount. Professor Winch provides a fresh perspective on the complete span of Simone Weil's work, and discusses the fundamental difficulties of tracing the dividing line between philosophy and religion.

Simone Weil on Colonialism

Title : Simone Weil on Colonialism
Author : Simone Weil,Janet Patricia Little
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total pages: 241 pages
ISBN: 9780742522831

Twentieth-century French philosopher Simone Weil's complete writings on colonialism are collected and translated into English in this volume. Visit our website for sample chapters!

The SPCK Introduction to Simone Weil

Title : The SPCK Introduction to Simone Weil
Author : Stephen Plant
Publisher: SPCK
Total pages: 128 pages
ISBN: 0281062870

Simone Weil was one of the most original philosophers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. During her life her writings were almost unknown beyond a few close friends, only after her death at the age of thirty four did her work reach a wider audience, including Pope John XXIII, Pope Paul VI, Simone de Beauvoir, Leon Trotsky and Iris Murdoch. Weil was born in 1909 to non-practicing Jewish parents and was an agnostic until her late twenties when she became a Christian. She had a refreshing creativity and a rare ability to confront theological complacencies. As well as writing on suffering she also wrote about the nature of God, the nature of work and the importance of improving conditions for factory workers, and about our duty towards our community. She could get to the heart of some key philosophical, theological and ethical issues, many of which are as important today as they were in her own time. Here, Stephen Plant makes Weil's often complex and challenging thought accessible to a wide audience. He sketches a few of the central themes of Weil's thought, gives the reader a feeling for the breadth of her work and provides short extracts from her writings. This revised and expanded edition is an ideal introduction to Weil for both students and the general reader.

Simone Weil

Title : Simone Weil
Author : Thomas R. Nevin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total pages: 504 pages
ISBN: 0807863599

Over fifty years after her death, Simone Weil (1909-1943) remains one of the most searching religious inquirers and political thinkers of the twentieth century. Albert Camus said she had a "madness for truth." She rejected her Jewishness and developed a strong interest in Catholicism, although she never joined the Catholic church. Both an activist and a scholar, she constantly spoke out against injustice and aligned herself with workers, with the colonial poor in France, and with the opressed everywhere. She came to believe that suffering itself could be a way to unity with God, and her death at thirty-four has been recorded as suicide by starvation. This extraordinary study is primarily a topography of Weil's mind, but Thomas Nevin is persuaded that her thought is inextricably bound to her life and dramatic times. Thus, he not only addresses her thoughts and her prejudices but examines her reasons for entertaining them and gives them a historical focus. He claims that to Weil's generation the Spanish War, the Popular Front, the ascendance of Hitlerism, and the Vichy years were not mere backdrops but definitive events. Nevin explores in detail not only matters of continuing interest, such as Weil's leftist politics and her attempt to embrace Christianity, but also hitherto unexamined aspects of her life and work which permit a deeper understanding of her: her writings on science, her work as a poet and dramatist, and her selective friendships. The thread uniting these topics is her struggle to maintain her independence as a free thinker while resisting community such as Judaism could have offered her. Her intellectual struggles eloquently reveal the desperate isolation of Jews torn between the lure of assimilation and the tormented dignity of their communal history. Nevin's massive research draws on the full range of essays, notebooks, and fragments from the Simone Weil archives in Paris, many of which have never been translated or published. Originally published in 1991. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #9

Title : Simon & Schuster Mega Crossword Puzzle Book #9
Author : John M. Samson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 143915810X

"The biggest and the best series from the original crossword publishers"--Cover.

Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Upper half of body

Title : Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: Upper half of body
Author : David G. Simons,Janet G. Travell,Lois S. Simons
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Total pages: 1038 pages
ISBN: 9780683083637

This Second Edition presents introductory general information on all trigger points and also detailed descriptions of single muscle syndromes for the upper half of the body. It includes 107 new drawings, a number of trigger point release techniques in addition to spray and stretch, and a new chapter on intercostal muscles and diaphragm.

Simon's Saga for the SAT

Title : Simon's Saga for the SAT
Author : Philip Geer
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
Total pages: 466 pages
ISBN: 9781438081144

A "novel" approach to building students' verbal skills. Words to learn in Simon's story are printed in boldface type - a signal to check their definitions and correct usage. Includes critial reading questions and sentence completion questions.

Simon Bolivar

Title : Simon Bolivar
Author : David Goodnough
Publisher: Enslow Publishers
Total pages: 112 pages
ISBN: 9780766010444

A biography of the South American general and revolutionary who helped liberate Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela from the domination of Spain in the early nineteenth century..

Simon Bolivar

Title : Simon Bolivar
Author : Frank De Varona
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Total pages: 32 pages
ISBN: 9781562948122

Simon & Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler

Title : Simon & Schuster 2013 Fiction Sampler
Author : Teddy Wayne,Marjorie Celona,Jim Gavin,William Nicholson,Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop,Paul Yoon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 88 pages
ISBN: 1476744467

We are proud to introduce seven powerful, original, and irresistible novels coming in 2013 from Simon & Schuster: The Love Song of Jonny Valentine, Y, Middle Men, Motherland, The Why of Things, The Gravity of Birds, and Snow Hunters. This sample features exclusive excerpts, interviews with the writers, and commentary from the books’ editors. · In The Love Song of Jonny Valentine by Teddy Wayne, an eleven-year-old pop megastar searches for his identity in the dark heart of America's monstrous obsession with fame. · Marjorie Celona’s highly acclaimed and exquisitely rendered debut, Y, follows a wise-beyond-her-years foster child abandoned as a newborn on the doorstep of the local YMCA. · From an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, Motherland is a powerful story of a love triangle set in England, France, India, and Jamaica against the backdrop of World War II. · In Middle Men, Stegner Fellow and New Yorker contributor Jim Gavin delivers a hilarious and panoramic vision of California, portraying a group of men, from young dreamers to old vets, as they make valiant forays into middle-class respectability. · Tracy Guzeman's compelling debut novel, The Gravity of Birds, follows the ordeal of an art authenticator and an art historian employed by a famous, reclusive painter to sell a never-before-seen portrait, leading them to discover devastating secrets two sisters have kept from each other, and from the artist. · In Snow Hunters, an elegant, haunting, and highly anticipated debut novel from 5 Under 35 National Book Foundation honoree Paul Yoon, a North Korean war refugee confronts the wreckage of his past. · From the critically acclaimed author of December comes The Why Of Things, a buoyant and beautiful new novel about a family struggling in the aftermath of a suicide. Each author is an accomplished artist and has created a lasting work you’ll want to read and relish and talk about.

Verdi's Otello and Simon Boccanegra (revised Version) in Letters and Documents: Documents

Title : Verdi's Otello and Simon Boccanegra (revised Version) in Letters and Documents: Documents
Author : Giuseppe Verdi,Hans Busch
Total pages: 891 pages
ISBN: 9780193132078

This study illuminates the creation and early productions of Verdi's Otello and the revised version of Simon Boccanegra by featuring Verdi's correspondence with his librettist, Arrigo Boito, and their publisher, Giulio Ricordi. An indispensable aid to the student of Verdi's late works, opera producers, conductors, and vocalists as well as the general reader and opera buff, the work contains reviews of early performances, production books kept by Ricordi and Boito, and biographical notes on all correspondents.

Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Commitment

Title : Simone de Beauvoir and the Limits of Commitment
Author : Anne Whitmarsh
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Total pages: 212 pages
ISBN: 052123669X

This book was the first full-scale study of Simone de Beauvoir, surveying the whole range of her activity.

Simone De Beauvoir

Title : Simone De Beauvoir
Author : Joy Bennet,Gabriella Hochmann
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Total pages: 474 pages

Simone de Beauvoir

Title : Simone de Beauvoir
Author : Renée Winegarten
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Total pages: 142 pages

Analyzes the French writer's attitudes towards her bourgeois background, the Nazi occupation of France, socialism, and feminism and discusses her major works

Simone de Beauvoir's philosophy of lived experience

Title : Simone de Beauvoir's philosophy of lived experience
Author : Eleanore Holveck
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Total pages: 177 pages

In Simone de Beauvoir's Philosophy of Lived Experience, Eleanore Holveck presents Simone de Beauvoir's theory of literature and metaphysics, including its relationship to the philosophers Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Immanuel Kant, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Jean-Paul Sartre, with references to the literary tradition of Goethe, Maurice BarrFs, Arthur Rimbaud, Andr- Breton, and Paul Nizan. The book provides a detailed philosophical analysis of Beauvoir's early short stories and several major novels, including The Mandarins and L'invit-e.

Simone Weil

Title : Simone Weil
Author : John Hellman
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total pages: 119 pages
ISBN: 1554587026

“The generation of 1930 in French intellectual life was unique in the gravity of the challenges they faced.” Simone Weil — the brilliant social and political theorist, activist, and spiritual writer — was one of an eminent company in the France of the 1930s who responded to these challenges. In her brief, remarkable life she wrote a host of essays and letters and filled several notebooks with reflections. Hellman’s volume sets out the single world view — with its paradoxes and its logics — which appear behind her disparate writings but which she never lived to set out formally herself. Hellman extracts the key themes in Weil’s writings on Marxism, Hitlerism, factory work, history, and religion, in an effort to examine the seeming contradictions and inconsistencies in her fusion of deep spirituality and commitment to the poor and oppressed and her love-hate relationship with Roman Catholicism and Israel. The result is a synthesis of her thought as a whole, drawn principally from her varied, fragmentary writings, and seen in relation to her life and personality.

Simone de Beauvoir

Title : Simone de Beauvoir
Author : Toril Moi
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Total pages: 349 pages
ISBN: 9780199238712

For the second edition of her landmark study of Simone de Beauvoir, Toril Moi provides a major new introduction discussing current developments in Beauvoir studies as well as the recent publication of papers and letters by Beauvoir, including her letters to her lovers Jacques-Laurent Bost and Nelson Agren, and her student diaries from 1926-7.

Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book

Title : Simon and Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book
Author : John M. Samson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 64 pages
ISBN: 0743251121

In 1924, Simon & Schuster published its first title, The Cross Word Puzzle Book. Not only was it this new publisher's first release, it was the first collection of crossword puzzles ever printed. Today, more than seventy-five years later, the legendary Simon & Schuster Crossword Puzzle Book series maintains its status as the standard-bearer for cruciverbal excellence. Published every two months, the series continues to provide the freshest and most original puzzles on the market. Created by the best contemporary constructors -- and edited by top puzzle master John M. Samson -- these Sunday-sized brain-breakers offer hours of stimulation for solvers of every level. Can you take the challenge? Sharpen your pencils, grit your teeth, and find out!

Simone de Beauvoir

Title : Simone de Beauvoir
Author : Deirdre Bair
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Total pages: 718 pages
ISBN: 0671741802

Chronicles the life of the French writer, examining her roles as author, philosopher, feminist, and companion to Jean-Paul Sartre