Simone Weil

The poet Michael Symmons Roberts examines the brilliant and perplexing short life of the French philosopher Simone Weil, born in 1909.

Weil's commitment to direct action, her mystical experiences and her exacting and fatal asceticism mark her out from her contemporaries.

Albert Camus and Ts Eliot championed her writings and Rowan Williams is among her admirers.

Reader: Julia Rounthwaite.

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The poet Michael Symmons Roberts examines the brilliant and perplexing short life of the French philosopher Simone Weil, born in 1909.

Weil's commitment to direct action, her mystical experiences and her exacting and fatal asceticism mark her out from her contemporaries.

Albert Camus and Ts Eliot championed her writings and Rowan Williams is among her admirers.

Reader: Julia Rounthwaite.