The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself (Penguin Classics)
Paperback – January 5, 1988
by Teresa of Avila (Author), J. M. Cohen (Translator)
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Born in the Castilian town of Avila in 1515, Teresa entered the Carmelite convent of the Incarnation when she was twenty-one. Tormented by illness, doubts and self-recrimination, she gradually came to recognize the power of prayer and contemplation—her spiritual enlightenment was intensified by many visions and mystical experiences, including the piercing of her heart by a spear of divine love. She went on to found seventeen Carmelite monasteries throughout Spain. Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: "There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity." This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece—after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Spanish
Series: Penguin Classics
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Reprint edition (January 5, 1988)
Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.6 x 7.8 inches
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