Flannery O’Connor

Wrestling With An Angel: Simone Weil and the “Destruction of I”

by Joe Weil Arts & Society
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Simone Weil’s “hell” sounds like my concept of conformity: hell is an illusion of being–appearance, semiotics, that which conforms to a construct but without true obedience.

Writing Prompt Patter

by Joe Weil Academia
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I worry about graduate students. When intention, and goals, and focus outstrip the accidental, the possibility of falling into exactly what you need to trip over, you ought to take stock: what do you just allow to happen? Some students will say, “Easy for you. You have a job.” They’re right. But I never planned […]