A Woman of Genius: The Intellectual Autobiography of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

A Woman of Genius: The Intellectual Autobiography of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

A Woman of Genius The Intellectual Autobiography of Sor Juana In s de la Cruz This book published in an English Spanish bilingual format reproduces the complete text of what has become one of the classic works of Spanish American literature Well known as a poet during her lif

  • Title: A Woman of Genius: The Intellectual Autobiography of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
  • Author: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Margaret Sayers Peden Gabriel N. Seymour
  • ISBN: 9780915998159
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Paperback
  • This book, published in an English Spanish bilingual format, reproduces the complete text of what has become one of the classic works of Spanish American literature Well known as a poet during her lifetime, the nun s bold confrontation with high church authority, followed shortly by her death during an epidemic while tending to her sister nuns, has made her one of the folThis book, published in an English Spanish bilingual format, reproduces the complete text of what has become one of the classic works of Spanish American literature Well known as a poet during her lifetime, the nun s bold confrontation with high church authority, followed shortly by her death during an epidemic while tending to her sister nuns, has made her one of the folk heroes of Latin America.

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    The title is, incredible as it may seem, truth in advertising. And, with apologies to Dave Eggers, this is the real heartbreaking work of staggering genius. The genius belonged to a nun in what was then New Spain at the end of the seventeenth century. In this book, less an autobiography than a passionate defense of learning, especially for women, Sor Juana was responding to an anonymous criticism that she must have known was written and ordered published from on high: the Bishop of Puebla. (Her [...]

    Reading Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz’s poignant and illustrative Reply to Sor Filotea de la Cruz, I am baffled that yet so little is known and read in the English-speaking world of the poet-feminist-theologian whose image appears on the Mexican 200 peso note. Never straying from a tone of deep humility and respect, her letter scrutinizes each underlying premise of her addressee’s suggestion that she focus her attention on religious matters, rather than on the publication of literary and critic [...]

    Reading Sor Juana's 'Respuesta' blew my mind. She's intelligent, knows how to manipulate language and how to structure an argument. Despite this, I felt so much rage at how she was treated by her contemporaries.Am considering buying a copy so that I can have it in my book collection to re-read at a later date.

    The Heroine's Mythic Journey: A revolutionary genius of feminism.Does she achieve the highest goal, Imitatio Christi?

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