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The beauty that saves : essays on aesthetics and language in Simone Weil

Author: John M Dunaway; Eric O Springsted
Publisher: Macon, Ga. : Mercer University Press, 1996.
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The Beauty That Saves, a collection of essays by many of the most prominent American and European scholars on Weil, begins with a foreword by well-known writer Vladimir Volkoff who discusses, in a very moving manner, "What Simone Weil Means to Me." An introductory essay by Eric O. Springsted highlights the general character of Weil's thought and introduces the specific problematic of this collection. The first
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Named Person: Simone Weil; Simone Weil; Simone Weil; Simone Weil; Simone Weil
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John M Dunaway; Eric O Springsted
ISBN: 0865545006 9780865545007
OCLC Number: 34410578
Description: xvi, 229 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Simone Weil on language. Contradiction, mystery and the use of words in Simone Weil / Eric O. Springsted --
The Language of the marketplace and the language of the nuptial chamber: the theological significance of a distinction in the philosophy of language / Heinz Robert Schlette --
Simone Weil and the limits of language / J.P. Little --
The Nature of narrative in Simone Weil's vision of history: the need for new historical roots / Christine Ann Evans --
Trésor éparpillé: the treasure of scattered texts in works by René Char and Simone Weil / Joan Dargan. II. Simone Weil on aesthetic theory. Sacramental tension: divine transcendence and finite images in Simone Weil's literary imagination / Thomas Werge --
Simone Weil on morality and literature / John M. Dunaway --
The Tragic poetics of Simone Weil / Katherine T. Brueck --
Simone Weil and Music / Michel Sourisse. III. Weilian interpretations of art. Simone Weil and Wallace Stevens: the notion of decreation as subtext in 'An Ordinary evening in New Haven' / James R. Lindroth --
The Character of Don Giovanni in Mozart's opera / Diogenes Allen --
The Love of god and man's suffering: Simone Weil and Georges Bernanos / William S. Bush --
Simone Weil and Shakespeare's fools / Martin Andic.
Responsibility: John M. Dunaway and Eric O. Springsted, editors. Foreword by Vladimir Volkoff.

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