Sor Juana s Love Poems

In this volume they are translated into the idiom of our own time by poets Joan Larkin and Jaime Manrique.

Sor Juana s Love Poems

Author: Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299187033

Page: 88

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These exquisite love poems, some of them clearly addressed to women, were written by the visionary and passionate genius of Mexican letters, the seventeenth-century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In this volume they are translated into the idiom of our own time by poets Joan Larkin and Jaime Manrique. Some of them are rooted in Renaissance courtly conventions; others are startlingly ahead of their time, seemingly modern in the naked power of the complex sexual feelings they address.

A Sor Juana Anthology

Juana Inés de la Cruz was acclaimed in her time as the "Phoenix of Mexico", America's tenth muse; a generation later she was forgotten.

A Sor Juana Anthology

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674821217

Page: 248

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Juana Inés de la Cruz was acclaimed in her time as the "Phoenix of Mexico", America's tenth muse; a generation later she was forgotten. Rediscovered 300 years later, her works were reissued and she is now considered one of the finest Hispanic poets of the seventeenth century. Her works speak directly to our concern for the freedom of women to realize themselves artistically and intellectually. This anthology contains a selection of her poems.

Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

" Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap in the scholarship on Sor Juana by exploring the implications of her feminist staus in literary and cultural terms.

Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Stephanie Merrim

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814322161

Page: 189

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Called the "Quintessence of the Baroque" and "Bridge to the Enlightenment," Mexican writer and nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz has also been celebrated as the "First Feminist of the New World." Feminist Perspectives on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz fills a gap in the scholarship on Sor Juana by exploring the implications of her feminist staus in literary and cultural terms. Editor Stephanie Merrim's introduction surveys key issues in Sor Juana criticism from a feminist literary perspective and suggests a blueprint for future studies. Essays by Dorothy Schons and Asunción Lavrin reconstitute essential dimensions or Sor Juana's world, addressing biographical questions about the norms and values of religious life. Moving from social norms to their verbal expression, Josefina Ludmer reads Sor Juana's Respuesta for its stratagems of resistance, and Stehanie Merrim uncovers in Sor Juana's theater the encoded drama of the conflicted creative woman.

Literary Self fashioning in Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

This is a close reading of selected poetic, dramatic, and prose works by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695), with the intent of elucidating ways in which this important colonial Mexican intellectual and literary figure created a textual ...

Literary Self fashioning in Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Frederick Luciani

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755808

Page: 201

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This is a close reading of selected poetic, dramatic, and prose works by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695), with the intent of elucidating ways in which this important colonial Mexican intellectual and literary figure created a textual self through her writing. The book analyzes Sor Juana's complex, varied, and strategic process of literary self-fashioning, the self-promotional and self-protective functions that it served, and its consequences for readers of her and subsequent generations. The book situates its readings of Sor Juana's work against the background of the arc of her career - its ascent in the 1680s, to its descent and disintegration in the 1690s. The book does not try to reassemble the life of a literary figure, rather, it explores the traces of that figure's process of literary self-fashioning contextually and over time. Illustrated.

The House of Desires

Originally written by seventeenth century nun Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz and adapted here by Catherine Boyle, House of Desires is a romantic farce involving a brother and sister entangled in a web of love with four others.

The House of Desires

Author: Catherine Boyle

Publisher: Oberon Books

ISBN: 1783194448

Page: 110

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Originally written by seventeenth century nun Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz and adapted here by Catherine Boyle, House of Desires is a romantic farce involving a brother and sister entangled in a web of love with four others. Critically acclaimed, this play was part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Spanish Golden Age 2004 season.

Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

In contrast, Kirk offers a theological analysis of the less frequently studied religious writings that comprise two-thirds of Sor Juana's oeuvre. -- Back cover.

Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Pamela Kirk

Publisher: Pamela Kirk Rappaport

ISBN: 9780826410436

Page: 180

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The seventeenth-century Mexican nun, scholar, and writer Sor Juana has inspired numerous literary studies, including works by Octavio Paz, George Tavard, M. Sayers Peden, Jean Franco, Alan Trueblood, E. Arenal, and A. Powell. In contrast, Kirk offers a theological analysis of the less frequently studied religious writings that comprise two-thirds of Sor Juana's oeuvre. -- Back cover.

Early Modern Women s Writing and Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

This book maps the field of seventeenth-century women's writing in Spanish, English, and French and situates the work of Sor Juana more clearly within that field.

Early Modern Women s Writing and Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Stephanie Merrim

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826513380

Page: 323

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This book maps the field of seventeenth-century women's writing in Spanish, English, and French and situates the work of Sor Juana more clearly within that field. It holds up the multi-layered, proto-feminist writings of Sor Juana as a meaningful lens through which to focus the literary production of her female contemporaries. Merrim's book advances the integration of Hispanic women authors and women's issues into the panorama of early modern women's writing and opens up unexplored commonalities between Sor Juana and her sister writers. Early modern women writers whose works are explored include Marie de Gournay, Margaret Fell Fox, Catalina de Erauso, Maria de Zayas, Ana Caro, Mme de Lafayette, Anne Bradstreet, St. Teresa, and Margaret Lucas Cavendish. Merrim's study provides a full-bodied picture of the resources that the cultural and historical climates of the seventeenth century placed at the disposal of women writers, the manners in which women writers instrumentalized them, the building blocks and concerns of early modern women's writing, and the continuities between early modern and modern women's writing. Written in an engaging, clear manner, this innovative study will be of interest not only to Hispanists but also to scholars in early modern studies, women's studies, history, and comparative literature.

Respuesta

Both scholarly remarks and Sor Juana's work are essential reading for scholars, specialists, students of all levels, and the general reader"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Respuesta

Author: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Publisher: Feminist Press

ISBN: 9781558610774

Page: 196

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"Outstanding edition and translation into English of Sor Juana's intellectual tour de force. Includes an excellent introduction, chronology, notes, and critical commentary. Both scholarly remarks and Sor Juana's work are essential reading for scholars, specialists, students of all levels, and the general reader"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

The Answer La Respuesta Expanded Edition

While earlier translators have ignored Sor Juana's keen awareness of gender, this volume brings out her own emphasis and diction, and reveals the remarkable scholarship, subversiveness, and even humor she drew on in defense of her cause.

The Answer   La Respuesta  Expanded Edition

Author: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY

ISBN: 1558616233

Page: 232

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Known as the first feminist of the Americas, the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz enjoyed an international reputation as one of the great lyric poets and dramatists of her time. While earlier translators have ignored Sor Juana's keen awareness of gender, this volume brings out her own emphasis and diction, and reveals the remarkable scholarship, subversiveness, and even humor she drew on in defense of her cause. This expanded, bilingual edition combines new research and perspectives on an inspired writer and thinker. It includes the fully annotated primary text, The Answer/La Respuesta (1691), which is Sor Juana's impassioned response to years of attempts by church officials to silence her; the letter that ultimately provoked the writing of The Answer; an expanded selection of poems; an updated bibliography; and a new preface.

Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

Included here are: religious songs and devotional poetry; Sor Juana's sacramental drama and preface play, Divine Narcissus; two devotional works (first English translation), Devotional Exercises for the Feast of the Incarnation and ...

Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809105304

Page: 323

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The interest in Mexican Hieronimite nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) is reaching extraordinary new levels. She has been the subject of plays, a feature film, scholarly conferences, books and articles. Nobel Laureate, poet Octavio Paz, has called her one of the great poets of the Spanish language and considers her Response to Sor Philotea de la Cruz to be the first intellectual autobiography in the Hispanic world. At her death in 1695, Sor Juana was an internationally-known poet, dramatist and religious writer. Today, she is still considered an exceptional lyric poet and one of the great writers of Spain's siglo de oro, its Golden Age of drama. Latin American literary scholars have been continually enthralled by this nun of humble beginnings who was educated at the vice regal court in Mexico City after being recognized as a child prodigy. Until recently, though, their attention has been focused on her secular poetry and drama, to the neglect of her religious works. Included here are: religious songs and devotional poetry; Sor Juana's sacramental drama and preface play, Divine Narcissus; two devotional works (first English translation), Devotional Exercises for the Feast of the Incarnation and Offerings for the Sorrows of Our Lady; a theological disputation, Critique of a Sermon/Athenagoric Letter and her autobiographical Response to Sor Philotea de la Cruz. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected WRITINGS in the Classics of Western Spirituality Series is essential reading for those interested in great literary figures, religious studies and women's history.

The Sonnets of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in English Verse

Translation of seventy Baroque sonnets by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (c. 1648-1695), closely following her Petrarchan (and Spanish) form, syntax and phrasing. Facing page translations.

The Sonnets of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz in English Verse

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press

ISBN:

Page: 155

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Translation of seventy Baroque sonnets by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (c. 1648-1695), closely following her Petrarchan (and Spanish) form, syntax and phrasing. Facing page translations.

La Respuesta

While earlier translators have ignored Sor Juana's keen awareness of gender, this volume brings out her own emphasis and diction, and reveals the remarkable scholarship, subversiveness, and even humor she drew on in defense of her cause.

La Respuesta

Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Publisher: Feminist Press

ISBN: 9781558615984

Page: 240

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?[The Answer] is eloquent, sardonic, learned and, particularly in its autobiographical part, of great freshness.”?The Times Literary Supplement ?One of the landmarks of Renaissance literature and . . . in the history of intellectual freedom. . . . This is essential reading.”?Stephen Greenblatt, best-selling author and professor ?Recommended for informed readers.”?Library Journal Expanded to include fresh translations, an updated bibliography, and the letter that provoked the writing of The Answer, this new edition of the bilingual, critical bestseller provides the most accurate translations of works by the iconic seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.

The Divine Narcissus

The Divine Narcissus is an allegory ostensibly written to explain Christian concepts to the Aztecs whose plight under colonization it also dramatizes. It reveals a scintillating display of sacred and secular knowledge.

The Divine Narcissus

Author: Juana

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 202

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Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, known as "The Tenth Muse" of America, has been widely anthologized as a poet, intellectual, and defender of women's rights. Her calling as a nun, often denigrated or overlooked, is clear in The Divine Narcissus, the finest extant example of the auto sacramental, a medieval genre similar to mystery plays. Autos presented a blend of poetry, instrumental and choral music, dance and special effects and were intended to provide theological instruction to a broad audience. The Divine Narcissus is an allegory ostensibly written to explain Christian concepts to the Aztecs whose plight under colonization it also dramatizes. It reveals a scintillating display of sacred and secular knowledge. Scholars and students will welcome this drama by America's first feminist in its original Spanish and first English translation.

A Study Guide for Sor Juana In s de la Cruz s Loa to Divine Narcissus

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

A Study Guide for Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz s  Loa to Divine Narcissus

Author: Gale, Cengage

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0028670957

Page: 18

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A Study Guide for Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz's "Loa to Divine Narcissus", excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama for Students for all of your research needs.

The Three Secular Plays of Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

Primary Sources First Editions of Sor Juana's Works The first volume: Obras
completas: Inundación castálida Castalian Flood de la única poetisa, musa
décima, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, religiosa profesa en el monasterio de San
Gerónimo ...

The Three Secular Plays of Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Guillermo Schmidhuber

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813157463

Page: 200

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Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695) wrote poetry, prose, and plays and is considered the greatest of Mexican women writers. She was an intellectual prodigy, reportedly mastering Latin in twenty lessons, and at sixteen she entered a convent so that she might continue her learning. One of the most influential early feminists in the New World, she answered a bishop's criticism in a letter that has become a classic defense of the education of women. She collected a private library of 4,000 volumes, but when she was told that her studies were delaying the progress of her spiritual education, she gave away her books and devoted herself to religious studies. Traditionally, scholars have attributed only one complete play to Sor Juana, but in 1989 Guillermo Schmidhuber discovered a lost play, The Second Celestina, which he proved conclusively to be Sor Juana's earliest comedia, co-authored with Agustin Salazar y Torres. Schmidhuber's critical study is the first dedicated exclusively to the secular plays and the first to confirm Sor Juana's authorship of three dramatic pieces. Combining literary history and criticism, Schmidhuber explores the life and originality of Sor Juana's dramas and helps elucidate her enigmatic genius. Though Sor Juana's work as a poet and intellectual has received increasing attention in the last decade, writing about her has rarely taken into account her role as dramatist. Schmidhuber helps correct this critical imbalance by examining Sor Juana's plays in light of dramatic theory. He finds elements of both mannerist and baroque theater in her work, sometimes both within the same play.

Sor Juana In s de la Cruz

In Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text, Yugar invites you to accompany Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a seventeenth-century protofeminist and ecofeminist, on her lifelong journey within three communities of ...

Sor Juana In  s de la Cruz

Author: Theresa A. Yugar

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875619

Page: 160

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In Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text, Yugar invites you to accompany Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a seventeenth-century protofeminist and ecofeminist, on her lifelong journey within three communities of women in the Americas. Sor Juana's goal was to reconcile inequalities between men and women in central Mexico and between the Spaniards and the indigenous Nahua population of New Spain. Yugar reconstructs a her-story narrative through analysis of two primary texts Sor Juana wrote en sus propias palabras (in her own words), El Sueno (The Dream) and La Respuesta (The Answer). Yugar creates a historically-based narrative in which Sor Juana's sueno of a more just world becomes a living nightmare haunted by misogyny in the form of the church, the Spanish Tribunal, Jesuits, and more--all seeking her destruction. In the process, Sor Juana "hoists [them] with their own petard." In seventeenth-century colonial Mexico, just as her Latina sisters in the Americas are doing today, Sor Juana used her pluma (pen) to create counternarratives in which the wisdom of women and the Nahua inform her sueno of a more just world for all.