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The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil (Hardback)
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The Red Virgin: A Poem of Simone Weil (Hardback)

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Hardback 96 Pages / Published: 31/01/1994
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This book of poems commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of Simone Weil. Classmate of Simone de Beauvoir, acquaintance of Trotsky, Spanish Civil War revolutionary, fighter in De Gaulle's French Resistance, Simone Weil (1909-1943) has also been called the greatest woman philosopher in the Western tradition. Early this century, three contemporaries in Paris - Weil, de Beauvoir and Gertrude Stein - reinvented the female intellect. Of the three, only Weil chose to base her thought on the trauma that war, rape, slavery and bias inflict. This title won the 1993 Brittingham Prize.

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
ISBN: 9780299139902
Number of pages: 96
Weight: 313 g
Dimensions: 230 x 158 x 12 mm


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"Stephanie Strickland's book-length sequence gives us a vivid and fascinating portrait of a woman whose short life, as well as writings, represented a tremendous moral force for the post-World War II generation and remain relevant for us. She comes through as a brilliant, erratic ascetic, utterly uncompromising and always at odds with the world--a burning, difficult saint, if saints were still in fashion. Strickland's kaleidoscopic approach allows her to enlarge biography to touch on questions of faith and justice, which were life and death questions for Simone Weil. This is a memorable, extraordinary book."--Lisel Mueller, "Brittingham Prize Citation"

"Like a lamp carried up a lane at night, "The Red Virgin" carves a sure path to the life and work of Simone Weil, bringing us into intimate contact with one of the great unavailing religious and social thinkers of our century. It is a splendid book of illuminations."--Edward Hirsch, author of "The Night Parade"

." . . such a powerful and engaging effort: Weil comes alive again to the reader, in all her feisty, haunting singularity. A wonderful evocation!"--Robert Coles, author of "Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage"

"This book of poems, dazzling in their brilliance, presents Simone Weil in the fullness of her life as a woman, as a political protestor, as a spirit responding with intelligence and honesty to the pain, the inhumanity, the dishonesty of life in the twentieth century. Strickland explores Weil as the daughter of a Jewish family dedicated to honoring genius, as a radical resisting Germany's invasion of France and France's exploitation of colonized people, as a soul searching for love and refusing compromise, as a soul searching for God and refusing compromise. And Strickland does all this in poems haunting for their beauty. This is a book feminists have long waited for."--Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, University of Pennsylvania

Stephanie Strickland s book-length sequence gives us a vivid and fascinating portrait of a woman whose short life, as well as writings, represented a tremendous moral force for the post-World War II generation and remain relevant for us. She comes through as a brilliant, erratic ascetic, utterly uncompromising and always at odds with the world a burning, difficult saint, if saints were still in fashion. Strickland s kaleidoscopic approach allows her to enlarge biography to touch on questions of faith and justice, which were life and death questions for Simone Weil. This is a memorable, extraordinary book. Lisel Mueller, "Brittingham Prize Citation"
"
Like a lamp carried up a lane at night, "The Red Virgin" carves a sure path to the life and work of Simone Weil, bringing us into intimate contact with one of the great unavailing religious and social thinkers of our century. It is a splendid book of illuminations. Edward Hirsch, author of "The Night Parade"
"
. . . such a powerful and engaging effort: Weil comes alive again to the reader, in all her feisty, haunting singularity. A wonderful evocation! Robert Coles, author of "Simone Weil: A Modern Pilgrimage"
"
This book of poems, dazzling in their brilliance, presents Simone Weil in the fullness of her life as a woman, as a political protestor, as a spirit responding with intelligence and honesty to the pain, the inhumanity, the dishonesty of life in the twentieth century. Strickland explores Weil as the daughter of a Jewish family dedicated to honoring genius, as a radical resisting Germany s invasion of France and France s exploitation of colonized people, as a soul searching for love and refusing compromise, as a soul searching for God and refusing compromise. And Strickland does all this in poems haunting for their beauty. This is a book feminists have long waited for. Carroll Smith Rosenberg, University of Pennsylvania
"

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