Mexico's leading poet, essayist, and cultural critic writes of a Mexican poet of another time and another world, the world of seventeenth-century New Spain. Sor Juana displays an extraordinary sweep of imagination and intelligence, and it is many things: a biography, a critical study, a re-creation of. A very interesting book, The writing is incredible and the story of Sor Juana is amazing. Life in the convent, her writing her position in court all of t.


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Transforming her convent cell into a literary salon, she wrote essays, romances, love poems some to a countessballads, religious and secular plays, epigrams. Her symbolic ode First Dreamabout the pilgrimage of her soul while her body lay asleep, was two centuries ahead of its time.

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In this richly textured study, eminent Mexican poet-critic Paz finds Sor Juana's personality to be an amalgam of narcissism, insecurity, courage and masculinization.

This brilliant intellectual biography should help broaden her reputation as a universal poet and proto-feminist.

As a companion volume Harvard is simultaneously publishing A Sor Juana Anthology that includes poems, play excerpts and a plea for women's intellectual freedom.

The Mexican poet and essayist reevaluates and vindicates the life, times, and works of his 17th-century compatriot in a perceptive study that is as much a biography as a critique of the nun's literary output.

This long-awaited translation, adroitly excising the original's verbosity, now disseminates Paz's knowledgeable treatise to a las trampas de la fe audience.

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Recommended for most libraries. The staccato translations, forcefully adapted to English rhyme, fail to convey the baroque subtleties and convoluted syntax of the original. The numbering scheme is confusing: Further, it overlaps considerably with Peden's earlier selection, which compensates in readability what it lacks in comprehensiveness.

Paz renders is irreducible to labels--saint, iconoclast, virago, feminist, neurotic. Her life, like the Viceregal culture that formed her and was formed by her, was brilliant, flawed and complex.

Mexico's leading poet, essayist, and cultural critic writes of a Mexican poet of another time and another world, the world of seventeenth-century New Spain. His subject is Sor Juana InEs de la Cruz, the most striking figure in all of Spanish-American colonial literature and one of the great poets of her age.

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