Waiting For God Setting & Symbolism

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Letter(s)

Letter-writing is the primary means of communication between Simone Weil and Father Perrin. The letters contained in this book (six, addressed to Father Perrin from Weil) may only be representative of one side of their conversation, but they show the depth and richness of their friendship. These two individuals rarely met in person, so the letters--equal parts personal, spiritual, and intellectual--became the medium of their relationship and interaction.

Marseilles

Marseilles is a large city on the southern coast of France. Weil traveled there during her extended correspondence with Father Perrin. The longest letter included in Part I of the book, "Spiritual Autobiography," was composed during her stay in the city.

Casablanca

Casablanca is large costal city in Morocco, south of Portugal. Weil spent three weeks there in late spring of 1942. The last two letters contained in Part I of the book, "Her Intellectual Vocation" and "Last...

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