February 2012, 272 pages
A key figure in understanding the 20th century, not only for her writings about capitalism, totalitarian states and trade unions, but also for her actual life, Simone Weil was not satisfied with merely thinking about the world, she actually felt it every convulsions. An inspired and fervent text, SIMONE WEIL L'INSOUMISE is a magnificent introduction to one of the most noted figures of our time. It is illustrated by some 20 photographs, most of which are previously unpublished and were entrusted to Laure Adler by the Simone Weil’s estate.
Laure Adler is a journalist and writer who has presented a number of debates and literary talk shows for radio and television. She was director of France-Culture for six years (national radio station). She has also written a number of fiction and non-fiction books including: DANS LES PAS DE HANNAH ARENDT (2005), A CE SOIR (2001), MARGUERITE DURAS (1998) and L’ANNEE DES ADIEUX (1995).