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Poems, protest, and a dream : selected writings

Author: Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister; Margaret Sayers Peden; Ilan Stavans
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
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"This en face annotated edition of selected writings of the Mexican poet includes the Respuesta to the Bishop of Puebla (1691) and a broad selection of her poetry and dramatic texts: nine love sonnets; segments from Primero sueño, Villancico VI to Saint Catherine, and Loa para el auto sacramental de el divino Narciso; and Leonor's speech from the play Los empeños de una casa. Peden's 'Translator's Note' explains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Translations
Named Person: Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister; Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister; Margaret Sayers Peden; Ilan Stavans
ISBN: 0140447032 9780140447033
OCLC Number: 35145809
Description: xlix, 254 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Response to the most illustrious poetess Sor Filotea de la Cruz --
First I dream --
Romances --
Redondillas --
Epigrams --
Decimas --
Sonnets --
Villancico --
Theater, sacred and profane: Loa for el divino Narciso ; Fragment from Los empenos de una casa. RESPONSE TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS POETESS SOR FILOTEA DE LA CRUZ --
FIRST I DREAM --
ROMANCES : Prologue to the Reader --
In Reply to a Gentleman from Peru --
While by Grace I Am Inspired --
REDONDILLAS : A Philosophical Satire --
EPIGRAMS : Satiric Reproach --
Which Reveals --
A Much-Needed Eyewash --
A Bit of Moral Advice --
Demonstration to a Sergeant --
DECIMAS : She Assures that She Will Hold a Secret --
Accompanying a Ring --
A Modest Gift --
She Describes in Detail --
SONNETS : She Attempts to Minimize the Praise --
She Laments Her Fortune --
Better Death --
Spiritedly, She Considers the Choice --
She Distrusts, as Disguised Cruelty --
One of Five Burlesque Sonnets --
She Answers Suspicions --
Which Recounts How Fantasy Contents Itself --
She Resolves the Question --
VILLANCICO : Fragment from "Santa Catarina" --
THEATER, SACRED AND PROFANE : Loa for El Divino Narciso --
Fragment from Los Empenos de Una Casa.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz ; translated with notes by Margaret Sayers Peden ; introduction by Ilan Stavans.
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"This en face annotated edition of selected writings of the Mexican poet includes the Respuesta to the Bishop of Puebla (1691) and a broad selection of her poetry and dramatic texts: nine love sonnets; segments from Primero sueño, Villancico VI to Saint Catherine, and Loa para el auto sacramental de el divino Narciso; and Leonor's speech from the play Los empeños de una casa. Peden's 'Translator's Note' explains her translation strategy of 'moving backwards' towards the poet's place and time, which skillfully captures the full flavor of the baroque past. Stavans' extensive 'Introduction' and 'Suggestions for Further Reading' provide orientation to Sor Juana's masterpieces and their social and intellectual contexts. Highly recommended for classroom and general use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

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