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Author Weil, Simone, 1909-1943, author

Title On the abolition of all political parties / Simone Weil ; translated by Simon Leys
Published Collingwood, Vic. : Black Inc., [2013]


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 MELB  320 Weil Wei/Ota  UNAVAILABLE C19
Description xii, 73 pages ; 19 cm
regular print
Contents Translator's foreword / Simon Leys -- Note on the text -- On the abolition of all political parties / Simone Weil -- The importance of Simone Weil / Czeslaw Milosz -- In the light of Simone Weil: Milosz and the friendship of Camus / Simon Leys -- Acknowledgement
Summary Here Simon Leys translates for the first time into English an essay by the remarkable Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - which makes a case for the corrupting effect of political parties on political life, and calls for their abolition. This is a dazzling account of the perils of political conformity, written with brilliant clarity and wit
Analysis Essays
Overseas item
Political participation
Political science
Political science & theory (Australia)
Notes "'Note sur la suppression général des partis politiques' by Simone Weil, from Ecrits de Londres et dernières lettres © 1957, translated by permission of Editions Gallimard, Paris."-- Verso
"It is combined with an essay by the Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milosz 'on the importance of Simone Weil' and an essay by Leys on the influence of Weil, especially on Albert Camus."-- Back cover
First written in 1943
Includes contributions by Czeslaw Milosz
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Notes Translated from the French
Subject Miłosz, Czesław.
Weil, Simone, 1909-1943 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Weil, Simone, 1909-1943 -- Political and social views.
Weil, Simone, 1909-1943.
Political science -- Theory
Political participation.
Political parties.
Political science.
Women philosophers -- France -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Author Leys, Simon, 1935-2014, translator
Miłosz, Czesław, writer of added commentary
LC no. 2013412783
ISBN 9781863955881 (paperback)
Other Titles Note sur la suppression général des partis politiques. English