Simone Weil

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

August 1, 2012
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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.

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Joe Weil on Hecht’s “A Hill”

February 25, 2010

[Interview: 2/25/2010]

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A Cuban Sandwich and Levinas

February 23, 2010
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Suppose you are reading Levinas, having a nice Cuban sandwich, minding your business, thinking about the self, the other, the other self, the otherness of self, the selfishness of other, etc, etc, and the sun slants across the legs of a woman you pretend to have a deep rapport with—striping them apricot. What do you do?

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