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The Answer / La Respuesta (Expanded Edition): Including Sor Filotea's Letter and New Selected Poems

The Answer La Respuesta Expanded Edition Including Sor Filotea s Letter and New Selected Poems Known as the first feminist of the Americas the Mexican nun Sor Juana In s de la Cruz enjoyed an international reputation as one of the great lyric poets and dramatists of her time While earlier tran

  • Title: The Answer / La Respuesta (Expanded Edition): Including Sor Filotea's Letter and New Selected Poems
  • Author: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Electa Arenal Amanda Powell
  • ISBN: 9781558615984
  • Page: 277
  • Format: Paperback
  • Known as the first feminist of the Americas, the Mexican nun Sor Juana In s 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 evKnown as the first feminist of the Americas, the Mexican nun Sor Juana In s 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.

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    1. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Electa Arenal Amanda Powell

      Sor Juana In s de la Cruz, English Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross was born on 12 November 1651 She was a self taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as The Tenth Muse Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age She stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language In recognition, she is honored by official government recognition and is an inspiration to artists in the modern era.

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    1. Espíritu IndómitoOnly a century ago the gentler sex was encouraged to lead more simple and elegant lives free from study and occupation where they were expected to devote themselves to beauty, grace, family, and home. In seventeenth century New Spain, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz sought enlightenment through the convent, where she taught herself to read, write, and reason. Though frowned upon by the Catholic Church, which was, ironically, her artistic and intellectual refuge, with the keen obser [...]


    2. Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz was a self-taught student in the mid-seventeenth century at a time when the education of women was not encouraged or socially accepted. From an exceptionally young age she would read books from her grandfather's library, and according to the introduction to the book, followed her older sister to her school and tried to trick the teacher in teaching her as well with good results. She entered a convent at a reasonably early age, realizing from the start that it would be t [...]


    3. Inteligencia, destreza y belleza son algunas de las virtudes que refleja Sor Juana en tan sólo una carta; en la cual su autora en una prosa digna de lisonjas nos lleva a percibir las primeras disputas por la igualdad de género, defendiendo el derecho a la educación de las mujeres.


    4. A must for all women of Mexican descent; considered one of the first feminist documents in the Americas. Be not fooled by the excessive erudite language; it's an intense work but well worth the reading of it :)



    5. In her lifetime, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz -- the "Tenth Muse", as she has been called -- won international recognition for her poetry and plays. But for 20th and 21st Century readers, whose patience for mystical and twisted forms of baroque poetic expression is (needless to say) comparatively diminished, it is this extended letter she wrote in defense of her right to not be ignorant that most resonates. That Sor Juana's arguments so closely align with those that would later, and perhaps more f [...]


    6. LJ user messyhair says, "I love this book smf. Sor Juana was a 16th-century nun in colonial Mexico who joined the church for the purposes of having access to books and education. The Answer is her response to a bishop (I think it was a bishop, anyway) who was protesting Sor Juana's pursuit of knowledge as being unwomanly and improper, and Sor Juana schools him with intelligent, feminist interpretation of Bible verses. It's a look at Western proto-feminism and I just adore it."


    7. Sor Juana not only defended her views by writing this scholarly and witty reply to the Archbishop of Puebla. She also wrote a feminist treatise on the role of women in education and learning, and the right they had to both. Highly recommendable.


    8. I love her! She was so ahead of her time, insisting to be able to study with her narración de mi inclinación. But I have to say that my favorite part was "Si Aristoteles hubiera guisado, mucho más hubiera escrito If Aristotle had cooked, he would've thought a lot more."




    9. Muy buen libro, en un mundo donde la mujer culta no era bien vista, surge el romance entre Sor Juana y los libros y una carta donde defiende su amor.





    10. I have never felt more in awe or impressed. Sor Juana has me feeling proud to be a Xicana and motivated to write!!!


    11. Con muchísimas referencias religiosas y citas en latín, me sentí tonta a ratos. Necesito más conocimientos para entenderlo.




    12. The many struggles this woman faced! Silenced from having her ability to explore literature and education. A must read for modern feminists.


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