Introducer Thomas R. Nevin is a professor of classical studies at John Carroll University and the author of Simone Weil: Portrait of a Self-Exiled Jew.
"A book of Pascalian pensees, touching on many phases of the
intellectual and spiritual worlds. Written in prose which is as
unadorned as a geometry theorem, it bears clear personal traces of
the young genius who was half icy intellectual, half
mystic."-New York Times * New York Times *
"In these private reflections, at once pregnant and precise, and all springing out of painful depths of experience, mental pride is transmuted into spiritual insight."-Manchester Guardian * Manchester Guardian *