The Spanish saint, Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), who chose to represent .
The Spanish saint, Teresa of Avila (1515-1582), who chose to represent herself, was one of those exceptions. What prompted her to write Book of Her Life, Interior Castle, and other works? What does the self-portrait of this sixteenth-century nun, mystic, and founder of convents reveal about its author, the church, state, and role of women? St. Teresa of Avila, an innovative analysis of Teresa's autobiographical writings, explores these and many other questions.
Slade reveals a Teresa capable of captivating readers anew. Her book never loses sight of Teresa or her sense of self, even while it smoothly surveys the horizons of the early modern Spain contiguous to convent walls. -Catherine Connor, University of Wisconsin, Madison. This study is substantive, subtle, compelling. I am as persuaded by Slade's larger arguments as I am impressed by her close readings and interpretations of particular passages in Teresa's works.
Carole Slade's well written and clearly organized book St. Teresa ofAvila:Author of a Heroic Life is the most . Teresa ofAvila:Author of a Heroic Life is the most recent contribution to this reworking of the saint's image. According to Slade, Teresa's writings "comprise an elaborate project of self-representation and (p. 1). Slade argues that Teresa's Life originated with a command to write a judicial confession in anticipation of a possible inquisitorial process.
Teresa of Avila: author of a heroic life. St. Teresa of Avila: author of a heroic life. University of California Press.
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