LAPIS PRESS. WEIL, Simone. ~ The Iliad or the Poem of Force.
Translated by Mary McCarthy. One of 350 copies. Set in Monotype Van Dijck and Univers and printed by Les Ferriss at The Lapis Press Studio in brown and black. Pp. 35. Tall 8vo., original blue cloth, printed title label to spine. Some fading to spine and along edges of boards, a little bowed.
Weil completed the essay in the autumn of 1940, following the fall of France. It discusses Homer’s epic poem and includes reflections on the nature of force in human affairs, yet it may also be seen as a commentary on the tragedy of WWII.