Thursday, December 08, 2016

Job weil done

Our university online journal "Public Seminar" has published my thoughts on Simone Weil and the Book of Job, occasioned by the performance of Kaija Saariaho's "Passion de Simone" at our college of Performing Arts. "Public Seminar" wasn't able to post the picture I recommended (mentioned in the piece), so here it is (and here's where it lives).
(This blog post's cheeky title has to do with the fact that we here have two figures whose names are often mispronounced... though in Weil's case I discovered there is no consensus. American readers might say while while scholars generally say vay; some French people - and Kaija Saariaho - say vell but others, including her son, say veil. Well I dunno!)

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