Waiting for God

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Waiting for God

By Simone Weil; Emma Craufurd (Translator); Leslie A. Fiedler (Introduction by)

Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780061718960, 151pp.

Publication Date: April 7, 2009


Emerging from the thought-provoking discussions and correspondence Simone Weil had with the Reverend Father Perrin, this classic collection of essays contains the renowned philosopher and social activist's most profound meditations on the relationship of human life to the realm of the transcendent. An enduring masterwork and "one of the most neglected resources of our century" (Adrienne Rich), Waiting for God will continue to influence spiritual and political thought for centuries to come.

About the Author
Simone Adolphine Weil est une philosophe, humaniste, ecrivaine et activiste politique francaise, s ur cadette du savant Andre Weil, nee a Paris le 3 fevrier 1909 et morte a Ashford (Angleterre) le 24 aout 1943.

Leslie A. Fiedler (1917-2003) was born in Newark, New Jersey. He did his undergraduate studies at New York University, and received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin. Fiedler taught throughout his career, first at the University of Montana and subsequently at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was the author of many books, including Love and Death in the American Novel, The Last Jew in America, Waiting for the End, No! in Thunder, An End to Innocence, Freaks, and Tyranny of the Normal.