A woman of genius: the intellectual autobiography of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

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Lime Rock Press, 1982 - Biography & Autobiography - 104 pages
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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 folk heroes of Latin America.

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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 ... Read full review


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About the author (1982)

Cesar Vallejo (1892a1938) published his first book of poems, "Los Heraldos Negros," in 1919. He spent most of his life in Europe and died in dire poverty in Paris.
Margaret Sayers Peden is a recipient of the Gregory Kolovakos Award for Translation from the PEN Foundation and a translator of more than thirty books by authors including Isabel Allende, Pablo Neruda, and Octavio Paz.
Ilan Stavans is a professor at Amherst College and the author of several books, including "On Borrowed Words,

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