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The Power of Words

Simone Weil

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Penguin
01 December 2020
'There are certain words which possess, in themselves, when properly used, a virtue which illumines and lifts up towards the good' In these selected writings by Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - she explores the influence of language employed by the powerful, an individual's rights and responsibilities, and foods of the soul such as liberty, truth, security and equality. Provocative, eloquent and deeply moral, these are essays to untangle the intangible, nourish the spirit and inspire thought.

GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.
By:   Simone Weil
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   80g
ISBN:   9780241472903
ISBN 10:   0241472903
Series:   Penguin Great Ideas
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   01 December 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Simone Weil (1909-43) was a French philosopher and mystic. Most of her works, published posthumously, consist of some notebooks and a collection of religious essays. They include, in English, Waiting for God (1951), Gravity and Grace (1952), The Need for Roots (1952), Notebooks (2 vol., 1956), Oppression and Liberty (1958), and Selected Essays, 1934-1943 (1962).

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