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The Resource On the abolition of all political parties, Simone Weil and Simon Leys (trans.)

On the abolition of all political parties, Simone Weil and Simon Leys (trans.)

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On the abolition of all political parties
Title
On the abolition of all political parties
Statement of responsibility
Simone Weil and Simon Leys (trans.)
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
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
Member of
Summary
A provocative mid-twentieth-century response to American partisan politics considers such topics as the modern political order and the negative influence of politics in education, journalism, and art
Storyline
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10277553
Cataloging source
ANL
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1909-1943
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weil, Simone
Dewey number
320
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Tertiary/Undergraduate, General
Language note
Translated from the French
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Milosz, Czeslaw
  • Leys, Simon
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Weil, Simone
  • Milosz, Czeslaw
  • Weil, Simone
  • Political science
  • Political parties
Target audience
adult
Label
On the abolition of all political parties, Simone Weil and Simon Leys (trans.)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • First written in 1943
  • Includes contributions by Czeslaw Milosz
  • "'Note sur la suppression general des partis politiques' by Simone Weil, from Ecrits de Londres et dernieres lettres à1957, translated by permission of Editions Gallimard, Paris."-- T. p. 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
000050204572
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 73 p.
Isbn
9781863955881
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
On the abolition of all political parties, Simone Weil and Simon Leys (trans.)
Publication
Note
  • First written in 1943
  • Includes contributions by Czeslaw Milosz
  • "'Note sur la suppression general des partis politiques' by Simone Weil, from Ecrits de Londres et dernieres lettres à1957, translated by permission of Editions Gallimard, Paris."-- T. p. 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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
Control code
000050204572
Dimensions
19 cm.
Extent
xii, 73 p.
Isbn
9781863955881
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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