The Life of the Servant is one of the world's greatest religious biographies. It is the work of a saint - one of that remarkable trio of 14th century German mystics, of whom the others were Eckhardt and Tauler - who was also a poet. The book was never intended for publication, and owes its preservation to an accident. What Suso confided to his 'spiritual daughter' was meant for her ears alone. In order to console a highly gifted woman in the acute sufferings that preceded her death he unfolded his own hidden life. The value of the book lies in its remarkable simplicity coupled with its unsurpassed poetic beauty. The translation by James Clark, late Professor of German at Glasgow University, brings out both the beauty and the meaning of this classic.
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Henry Suso (also called Amandus, a name adopted in his writings, and Heinrich Seuse in German) was a German mystic, born at Überlingen on Lake Constance, between 1295 and 1297, he died at Ulm on 25 January 1366.
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Book Description James Clarke, Cambridge, England, 1983. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: New. The Classics Of Mysticism. Bookseller Inventory # 016427
Book Description James Clarke & Co, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0227678621
Book Description James Clarke Lutterworth, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110227678621