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Poems, Protest, and a Dream

Selected Writings

S de la cruz - Author

Margaret Sayers Peden - Translator

Ilan Stavans - Introduction by

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ISBN 9780140447033 | 304 pages | 01 Mar 1997 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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La Respuesta a Sor Filotea, the most famous prose work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, is a passionate defense of the rights of women to study, teach, and write, and is one of the world’s earliest treatises on these subjects. Also included in this wide-ranging bilingual collection by Latin America’s finest baroque poet is a new translation of her masterpiece, the epistemological poem "Primero Sueño," as well as autobiographical sonnets, religious poetry, secular love poems, playful verses, and lyrical tributes to New World culture.

TRANSLATOR'S NOTE

INTRODUCTION

SUGGESTIONS FOR FURTHER READING

A NOTE ON THE TEXT

RESPONSE TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS POETESS SOR FILOTEA DE LA CRUZ

FIRST I DREAM

ROMANCES
Prologue to the Reader
In Reply to a Gentleman from Peru
While by Grace I Am Inspired

REDONDILLAS
A Philosophical Satire

EPIGRAMS
Satiric Reproach
Which Reveals
A Much-Needed Eyewash
A Bit of Moral Advice
Demonstration to a Sergeant

DECIMAS
She Assures that She Will Hold a Secret
Accompanying a Ring
A Modest Gift
She Describes in Detail

SONNETS
She Attempts to Minimize the Praise
She Laments Her Fortune
Better Death
Spiritedly, She Considers the Choice
She Distrusts, as Disguised Cruelty
One of Five Burlesque Sonnets
She Answers Suspicions
Which Recounts How Fantasy Contents Itself
She Resolves the Question

VILLANCICO
Fragment from "Santa Catarina"

THEATER, SACRED AND PROFANE
Loa for El Divino Narciso
Fragment from Los Empenos de Una Casa

NOTES