Gustave Thibon

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Gustave Thibon (2 September 1903 – 19 January 2001) was a French philosopher, born in Saint-Marcel d'Ardèche.

Although he left school at the age of thirteen, he loved poetry very early, especially Victor Hugo and the Parnasse. He was very impressed by the First World War, which led him to hate patriotism and democracy. the young Gustave Thibon travelled to London and to Italy. He did his military service in North Africa, then returned to his village at the age of 23.

During the Second World War he hosted the philosopher Simone Weil at his farm; he published S. Weil's work La Pesanteur et la grâce (Gravity and Grace) in 1947.

Works[edit]

  • La science du caractère, Paris, Desclée de Brouwer, 1934.
  • Poèmes - L'édition universelle, Bruxelles, 1940.
  • Destin de l'homme, Paris, Desclée de Brouwer, 1941.
  • L'échelle de Jacob, Lyon, Lardanchet, 1942.
  • Retour au réel, 1943.
  • Le pain de chaque jour, Monaco, Editions du rocher, 1945.
  • Ce que Dieu a uni, Lardanchet, 1947 (English translation, What God has joined together by A Gordon Smith, Hollis & Carter, London 1952)
  • Chateaubriand, Monaco, Editions du Rocher, 1948.
  • Nietzsche ou le déclin de l'esprit, Lyon, Lardanchet, 1948.
  • Paysages du Vivarais, Paris, Plon, 1949.
  • Diagnostics, Paris, Librairie de Médicis, 1940. (English translation, What ails mankind? An essay on social physiology by Willard Hill, Sheed & Ward, New York, 1947)
  • La crise moderne de l'amour, Paris, Editions Universitaires, 1953.
  • Vous serez comme des dieux, Fayard théâtre, 1959.
  • Ce que Dieu a uni, Paris, Fayard 1967.
  • L'ignorance étoilée, Fayard, 1974.
  • Notre regard qui manque à la lumière, Paris, Fayard, 1975.
  • Entretiens avec Christian Chabanis, Fayard, 1975.
  • L'équilibre et l'harmonie, 1976.
  • Le voile et le masque, Paris, Fayard, 1985.
  • Au soir de ma vie, mémoires, Plon, 1993.
  • L'illusion féconde, Fayard, Paris, 1995.
  • Aux ailes de la lettre, pensées inédites (1932–1982), Monaco, éditions du Rocher, 2006.
  • Gustave Thibon : témoin de la lumière par Christian Chabanis, Beauchesne, janvier 1967.
  • Entretiens avec G. Thibon, par Philippe Barthelet, Paris, La Place royale, 1988.

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