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By Ilan Stavans

A bilingual version of writings by means of Latin America's best baroque poet

Sor Juana Ines de l. a. Cruz (1648-1695) wrote her most renowned prose paintings, La Respuesta a Sor Filotea, in 1691 in line with her bishop's injunction opposed to her highbrow goals. A passionate and subversive safety of the rights of girls to review, to coach, and to put in writing, it predates through nearly a century and a part severe writings on any continent concerning the place and schooling of ladies.

Also incorporated during this wide-ranging choice is a brand new translation of Sor Juana's masterpiece, the epistemological poem "Primero Sueno, " in addition to revealing autobiographical sonnets, reverential spiritual poetry, secular love poems (which have excited hypothesis via 3 centuries), playful verses, and lyrical tributes to New global tradition which are one of the earliest writings celebrating the folks and the customs of this hemisphere. 

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts more desirable via introductions and notes by way of unique students and modern authors, in addition to up to date translations by means of award-winning translators.

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Barcelona: PPU, 1992. Schons, Dorothy. “Nuevos datos para l. a. biografía de Sor Juana,” Contemporáneos nine (1969): 161-76. --------- . “Some imprecise issues within the lifetime of Sor Juana Inés de los angeles C ruz,” sleek Philology 24:2 (November 1926). Stavans, Han. “¿Es Primero Sueño l. a. aventura de un fracaso in­ telectual? ” Exégesis 3:9 (1990): 48-52. Tapia Méndez, Aureliano. Carta de Sor Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz a su Confesor: Autodefensa espiritual Monterrey, México: U ni­ versidad de Nuevo León, 1981. Tavard, George Henry. Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz and the Theology o f good looks. N otre Dame, Ind. : collage of N otre Dame Press, 1991. Trabulse, Elias. El hermetismo y Sor Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz: Orí­ genes e interpretación. México: Litografía Regina de Los A n­ geles, 1980. Trueblood, Alan S. , trans. A Sor Juana Anthology. Bilingual edi­ tion. Foreword by means of Octavio Paz. Cambridge: Harvard U ni­ versity Press, 1988. Villaurrutia, Xavier. “Sor Juana Inés de los angeles C ruz,” Obras. México: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1966. Vossler, Karl. Die Welt im Traum: Eine Dichtung der “Zehten Muse von Mexiko. ” Berlin: Ulrich Riemerschmidt, 1941. Xirau, Ramón. Genio y figura de Sor Juana Inés de los angeles Cruz. Buenos Aires: Editorial Universitaria, 1967. A N O T E at the textual content the traditional textual content of Sor Juana’s works is the four-volume Obras completas de Sor Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz (Mexico: Fondo de Cultura Económica, 1951, 1952, 1955, 1957). the 1st 3 vol­ umes have been edited via Alfonso Méndez Planearte; at his demise the fourth quantity was once accomplished via Alberto G. Salceda. Spanish types of Sor Juana’s poems, and the numbers assigned to them, are taken from this resource. it's going to be famous that Sor Juana didn't identify her poems; titles have been extra via her editors. xlix RESPONSE TO the main I L L U S T R I O U S PO E T ESS SOR FILOTEA DE los angeles CRUZ Muy ilustre Señora, mi Señora: N o mi voluntad, mi poca salud y mi justo temor han suspendido tantos días mi res­ puesta. ¿Qué mucho si, al primer paso, encontraba para tropezar mi torpe pluma dos imposibles? El primero (y para mí el más riguroso) es saber responder a vuestra doctísima, dis­ cretísima, santísima y amorosísima carta. Y si veo que pregun­ tado el Ángel de las Escuelas, Santo Tomás, de su silencio con Alberto Magno, su maestro, respondió que callaba porque nada sabía decir digno de Alberto, con cuánta mayor razón no callaría, no como el Santo de humildad, sino que los angeles realidad es no saber algo digno de vos. El segundo imposible es saber agradeceros tan excesivo como no esperado want de dar a las prensas mis borrones; merced tan sin medida que aun se le pasara por alto a los angeles esperanza más ambiciosa y al deseo más fantástico, y que ni aun como ente de razón pudiera caber en mis pensamientos; y, en fin, de tal magnitud que no sólo no se puede estrechar a lo limitado de las voces, pero excede a l. a. ca­ pacidad del agradecimiento, tanto por grande como por no es­ perado, que es lo que dijo Quintiliano: Minorem spei, maiorem benefacti gloriam pereunt. Y tal, que enmudecen al bene­ ficiado.

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