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THE BEAUTY THAT SAVES: Essays on Aesthetics and Language in Simone Weil [Hardcover]

John M. Dunaway , Eric O. Springsted

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June 1, 1996 0865545006 978-0865545007
This collection of 13 essays begins with an introduction which highlights the general character of Weil's thought. The first section addresses the subject of Weil on language a key to understanding Weil's aesthetic. The second section deals with Weil's explicit reflections on aesthetics, including e

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The Beauty That Saves: Essays On Aesthetics And Language In Simone Weil is a compendium of scholarship on Simone Weil's thoughts regarding language. The first section provides an understanding of Weil's aesthetic, grasping how she understood language and its various usages. >From within that understanding is contained a point d'appui of her philosophical thought as a whole. Her universe of meaning, it hierarchies, its subjection to necessity, its mystical intimacies -- it's not something she simply wrote about, it is contained in the way she wrote. With Weil's language established, the second section deals with Weil's explicit reflections on aesthetics, including essays on her sacramental imagery, morality and literature, music, and her classical reading of tragedy. As these essays point out, her aesthetic demands a moral and religious reading of the universe. The third section presents a number of specific Weilan readings of art, where what has been discussed in previous essays receives concrete application and illustration though essays on Weil and Wallace Stevens, music, and Georges Bernanos. The Beauty That Saves is a valued addition to any academic or community library philosophy, literary, or aesthetics collection. No approach to understanding and appreciating the work of Simone Weil would be complete without a reading of The Beauty That Saves. -- Midwest Book Review

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