Poems, Protest, and a Dream
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.
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RESPONSE TO THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS POETESS SOR FILOTEA DE LA CRUZ
FIRST I DREAM
THEATER, SACRED AND PROFANE