RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 17551916 LA English T1 Sor Juana, or, The traps of faith A1 Paz, Octavio,, PB Belknap Press PP Cambridge, Mass. YR 1988 SN 067482105X 9780674821057 0674821068 9780674821064 AB 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 the most striking figure in all of Spanish-American colonial literature and one of the great poets of her age. Just as Paz illuminates Sor Juana's life by placing it in its historical setting, so he situates her work in relation to the traditions that nurtured it. With critical authority he singles out the qualities that distinguish her work and mark her uniqueness as a poet. To Paz her writings, like her life, epitomize the struggle of the individual, and in particular the individual woman, for creative fulfillment and self-expression.--From publisher description.