Friday, June 15, 2012

Simone "Patron Saint of 20th century anorexics"

 Francine du Plessex Gray in  "On Thin Ice." Going Hungry: Writers on Desire, Self-Denial, and Overcoming Anorexia. Ed. Taylor, Kate. New York: Random House, 2008. 55-68, tells the story of her own battle with anorexia nervosa in which she refers to Simone as the "Patron Saint of 20th century anorexics."

She has published two works on Simone:

 Simone Weil. Penguin Lives. New York: Viking Penguin, 2001
"Loving and Hating Simone Weil." American Scholar 70 3 (2001): 5-11. Published in the "At Large and at Small" column.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Great source for recent Italian Books on Simone

Just did a search for Simone on  and located the following 2012 Italian works on her:

Gianfreda, Fausto. Il Graal. Di Simone Weil. Pazzini, 2012.

Giuliana, Kantzá. Tre donne, una domanda. Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil, Edith Stein. Ares, 2012.

Searching "simone weil" retrieves over 150 books!