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St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life epub

by Carole Slade


St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life epub

ISBN: 0520088026

ISBN13: 978-0520088023

Author: Carole Slade

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language: English

Publisher: University of California Press; 1st Edition edition (July 15, 1995)

Pages: 204 pages

ePUB book: 1532 kb

FB2 book: 1905 kb

Rating: 4.8

Votes: 533

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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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With few exceptions, representations of Renaissance women were created by men. 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. Bringing to bear a knowledge of Inquisition studies, theory of autobiography, scriptural hermeneutics, and hagiography, Carole Slade defines Teresa's writings as a project of self-interpretation undertaken mainly as the result of the perceived, later realized, threat of an accusation of heresy. Being female and of paternal Jewish ancestry, Teresa was vulnerable to such a charge.Teresa's writing project presented her with serious difficulties. Judicial confession, her prescribed genre, presumed the writer's guilt, while the subordinate female script precluded a defense against the suspicion that her mystical experiences came from the devil. Through careful textual analysis, Slade demonstrates that Teresa exploited the nuances of numerous genres—hagiography, New World chronicle, mystical theological treatise, and early novel—to create an innocent textual persona and depict herself in heroic terms.A signal contribution to our understanding of Teresa's rhetorical and literary talent and life circumstances, this book will engage readers across a broad range of disciplines.
The notion that if a book is not for the "general reader” then it deserves a poor rating, is an embarrassing reflection on the abilities of the reader, not the author.

Slade’s volume is a work of serious scholarship offering many important, recondite details of St. Teresa’s life, including an excellent short study of her Judaic heritage and ancestry and how other biographers have handled those facts (or avoided or explained them away).

When the author ventures into interpretations of the data which she has unearthed, she sometimes goes astray; particularly so in the realm of her psychological speculations (as for instance in what she has to say about Teresa’s youthful dream of the “jewels”). However, the line of demarcation between her data and her glosses is mostly straightforward and easily discerned. Consequently, this book is a useful reference work even for conservative and anti-modern scholars who can mine it for its sources and the light it casts on heretofore obscure aspects of the saint’s life, while, after due consideration, casting aside some of Slade’s post-modernist conjectures and all of her Freudianisms.
What should've been a fascinating story of a historical saint becomes in this author's hands total, boring drivel. Do not waste your money.