first biography of Edith Stein, written by her prioress in the
Cologne Carmel, was out of print for half a century. The original
text, “a wreath of recollections, lovingly woven together,” is
here re-edited and enhanced by scholarly perspectives, and also
updated and corrected in the light of information that was not
available to the author at the time. The book includes 9 photos.
by a broader range of contemporary literature about Edith Stein as
philosopher, educator, spiritual writer, and Jewish victim of the
Holocaust, this new presentation of the classic biography cited by so
many brings the reader closer to the real Edith Stein.
revised work is eminently readable. The editors have avoided weighing
down this engaging life story with scholarly notes and commentaries.
Instead they have relegated such material to a separate section of
“Gleanings.” This gives the reader the option of enjoying the
biography unencumbered by supplementary matter, or of delving into
the Gleanings for more background and information when so desired.
Paperback, 372 pp.
Measures 5 1/2" by 8 1/2".