The Eagle and the Dove

The Eagle and the Dove

Non-Fiction, Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 12/03/2018
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Synopsis

The two saints whose lives Vita Sackville-West contrasts in this double biography were recorded by very different epithets: 'the great' and 'the little'. Both women were Carmelites, both canonised and both shared the same name. But whilst Teresa of Avila was aristocratic, intellectual, vigorous and humorous, a Spanish woman of the sixteenth century, Thérèse of Lisieux was a guileless and sentimental figure of the French bourgeoisie. Teresa, the great mystic, is the patron saint of Spain; Thérèse, the humble nun, is probably the most beloved saint in the entire Calendar. The extraordinary rise of the cult of both women is scrutinised.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784873523
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 149g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm

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