Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 February 2008

288 Pages

ISBN: 9780199212453

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Simone Weil's Apologetic Use of Literature

Her Christological Interpretation of Classic Greek Texts

Marie Cabaud Meaney

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • Looks in depth at Simone Weil's interpretations of Antigone, the Iliad, Prometheus Bound, and Electra
  • Argues that Weil's interpretations of classical works, written just before and during World War II, were the philosopher's answer to the spiritual ills of ideology and war
  • Includes a list of references to all quotes in Weil's work and to lines in Greek text