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'A cause for celebration. Captures Teresa's conversational enthusiasm most effectively' - "Library Journal" (starred review). This autobiography of Saint Teresa of Avila (1515-1582) combines ecstatic experiences with a dose of common sense. One of the great classics of spiritual memoir, this is the first new English translation in forty years, and the first by a woman. With this fresh translation of "The Book Of My Life", Mirabai Starr brings the inimitable Spanish mystic to life for a new generation, with contemporary English that mirrors Teresa's own earthy, vernacular Spanish, and that presents us with - four centuries after Teresa's death - someone we feel we know: a woman intoxicated with God yet filled with an overflowing love for the world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781590305737
ISBN-10: 1590305736
Format: Paperback
(225mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Mirabai Starr

Mirabai Starr is an adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies at the University of New Mexico. She has studied a wide variety of religious traditions, including Hinduism, Judaism, Buddhism, and Christianity. She is also the translator of Teresa of Avila's "Interior Castle" and "The Dark Night of the Soul" by John of the Cross. She lives in Taos, New Mexico.

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