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Scarcely born, New Spain was an opulent flower condemned to a premature and static maturity.

Book ratings by Goodreads. It is a pity that so great an understanding lower itself in such a way by unworthy notice of the Earth that it have not desire to penetrate what transpires in Heaven and, since it be already lowered to the ground, that it not descend farther, to consider what transpires in Hell.

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It was most unusual that a Mexican nun should dare to criticize with as much rigor as intellectual boldness the celebrated confessor of Christina of Sweden. Bestsellers in Literary Studies: Selected Poems Rainer Maria Rilke. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you cara your new favourite book.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over atenagoica million reviews. Book Review asked Octavio Paz to adapt his famous essay on Atenagoria Juana, written in in Paris, to mark the appearance in English of this bilingual collection of writings by Latin America’s finest Baroque poet, whose revealing autobiographical sonnets, reverential religious poetry, secular love poems, playful verses and lyrical tributes to New World culture are, as the publisher rightly remarks, “among the earliest writings celebrating the people and the customs of this hemisphere.


Sor Juana maintained that the greatest beneficences of God are negative: To have destroyed them would have been to repudiate her own being. The Collected Poems Robert Frost. Catholicism arrived in Mexico as a centuries-old religion with a subtle and complex philosophy that left no door open to the ardors of investigation or the doubts of speculation.

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A Poetry Handbook Mary Oliver. An intellectual autobiography, it is also a defense of women’s right to learning. The publication by Penguin Classics of Margaret Sayers Peden’s long-awaited translation of the selected writings of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz is a major literary event. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. The Complete Poems John Keats. Russian Poets Peter Washington. But if her criticism of Vieyra produced astonishment, her singular opinion of divine favors must have perturbed even those who admired her.

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There was nothing to invent, nothing to add, nothing to propose.

The theological discussion passed to a second plane. Looking for beautiful books? The Necessary Aptitude Pam Ayres. Ripe for death, she did not escape the epidemic of Robert Graves Jean Moorcroft Wilson.

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Almost unknown in the English-speaking world, Sor Juana’s works have exercised a profound and continuing influence not only on the literature of Mexico, where she catra born and where she died, but on the literature of the entire Spanish-speaking world. Selected Poems of T. She never transcended the style of her epoch.

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Written at a friend’s request and “with more repugnance than any other feeling, as much because it treats sacred things, for which I have reverent terror, as because it seems to wish to impugn, for which I have a natural aversion,” the Carta had immediate repercussions.

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It is a singular document, unique in the literature of her epoch. Lou Von Salome Julia Vickers. Two years later, she sold her books and abandoned herself to the powers of silence.

His scores make his case. Moreover, the prelate did not content himself with demonstrating his lack of atengaorica with Sor Juana’s theology but manifested a still more decisive and cutting reprobation of her intellectual and literary affinities: By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.

The bishop of Puebla did not conceal his disagreement.