Weil, S. (1988–) Oeuvres complètes, Paris: Gallimard.
Weil, S. (1947) La Pesanteur et la grace, Paris: Plon; trans.
Crauford, Gravity and Grace, London: Routledge, 1952.
(Selected aphorisms from the Cahiers, often, regrettably, quoted or discussed without reference to their context in these notebooks.)
Weil, S. (1949) L’enracinement, Paris: Gallimard; trans.
Wills with a preface by T.S.
Eliot, The Need for Roots, London: Routledge, 1952.
(Written in 1943, shortly before her death, this was intended both as an examination of the causes of alienation (especially among workers) in modern society and also as a blueprint for a post-war future in which individuals might enjoy a fruitful, rooted relation with society as a whole.)
Weil, S. (1950a) Attente de Dieu, Paris: La Colombe; trans.
Crauford, Waiting on God, London: Routledge, 1951.
(A collection of essays and meditations, largely but not exclusively religious. It has been the most widely read introduction to Weil’s thought.)
Weil, S. (1950b) La Connaissance surnaturelle, Paris: Gallimard.
(Contains Weil’s Notebooks written in New York in 1942.)
Weil, S. (1951a) La Condition Ouvrière, Paris: Gallimard.
(A painstaking diary of the time she spent labouring in factories (Alsthom and Renault) in 1934–5, with a series of texts reflecting on the experience in political and moral terms.)
Weil, S. (1951b) Intuitions pré-chrétiennes, Paris: La Colombe.
(Material in Greek philosophy and its relation to Christianity.)
Weil, S. (1951c) Lettre à un religieux, Paris: Gallimard; trans.
Wills, Letter to a Priest, London: Routledge, 1953.
(A long letter addressed to a Dominican, le Pére Couturier, outlining her doubts about, and spiritual affinities with, Catholicism. Written in the autumn of 1942, ten months before her death.)
Weil, S. (1951d) Cahiers, Paris: Plon; trans.
Wills, The Notebooks of Simone Weil, London: Routledge, 1956; also trans.
Rees, First and Last Notebooks, London: Oxford University Press, 1970.
(Fundamental for her developed religious metaphysics, though often very difficult for the interpreter.)
Weil, S. (1953) La source grecque, Paris: Gallimard.
(Essays on Greek literature, also on Plato.)
Weil, S. (1955) Oppression et liberté, Paris: Gallimard; trans.
Wills and J.
Petrie, Oppression and Liberty, London: Routledge, 1958.
(Contains the essay ‘Reflections Concerning the Causes of Liberty and Social Oppression’. This considers the manner in which our social development has put limitations upon, rather than enhancing, human liberty.)
Weil, S. (1957) Intimations of Christianity among the Ancient Greeks, chapters from 1951b and 1953, trans.
Geissbuhler, London: Routledge.
(Finished reviews, and the texts of talks given in the Dominican Monastery at Marseilles. Discusses Greek philosophy as a harbinger of the Christian message.)
Weil, S. (1959) Leçons de philosophie, Roanne 1933–4, Paris: Plon; trans.
Price with an introduction by R.
Rees, Lectures on Philosophy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1978.
(Provides insights into her earliest philosophical positions.)
Weil, S. (1962) Selected Essays: 1934–1943, trans.
Rees, Oxford: Clarendon Press.
(Mostly political essays.)
Weil, S. (1966) Sur la Science, Paris: Gallimard.
(Early work on Descartes, and later essays on science.)
Weil, S. (1970) Science, Necessity, and the Love of God, trans.
Rees, London: Oxford University Press.
(Essays on science and on Plato, from the 1953 work.)