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At home with André and Simone Weil

Author: Sylvie Weil; Benjamin Ivry
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Originally published as Chez les Weil: Andre et Simone, copyright (c) 2009 Buchet/Chastel, un departement de Meta-Editions."--T.p verso.

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Sylvie Weil; Simone Weil; André Weil; Weil family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvie Weil; Benjamin Ivry
ISBN: 9780810127043 0810127040
OCLC Number: 606235271
Notes: "Originally published as Chez les Weil: André et Simone, copyright (c) 2009 Buchet/Chastel, un département de Meta-Éditions."--Title page verso.
Description: 180 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Plato or Diophantus? --
Phone call --
The tunnel --
A normal little girl --
The saint's tibia --
Living with her --
Where to find the sugar bowl --
Who are we congratulating here? --
To baptize me or not to baptize me? --
The nuns --
Gefilte fish --
The beauty of Euclid --
A genuine relic? --
Choo-choo --
Do you want to come with me? --
A two-headed genius --
Family portrait --
Sterling ancestors: from the Galician side --
Sterling ancestors: from the Alsatian side --
The wages of sin --
A family unglued --
The metamorphoses of a Kuckucksei --
These ruined faces --
The garde-meuble --
Jerusalem --
A navy blue beret --
Indestructible? --
Japonaiserie --
Pulling the wool over her eyes --
Tzedakah --
The old horse --
Visitation rights --
Revelation --
Roots --
The mirror's eyes --
Pale petals --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: Chez les Weil.
Responsibility: Sylvie Weil ; translated from the French by Benjamin Ivry.

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"The missing link in the story of Andre and Simone Weil is Sylvie Weil, daughter of the great mathematician, niece of the legendary philosopher. In her memoirs, which are much more than that, the Read more...

 
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