The Answer / La Respuesta, Including a Selection of Poems (A Feminist Press Sourcebook)

By: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

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Drawing on rich new scholarship, this translation restores Sor Juana's own emphasis and diction. Known as the First Feminist of America, the Mexican nun Sor Juana InA(c)s de la Cruz (1648/51 - 1695) was a brilliant and popular poet, playwright, and essayist whose feminist theory stands as a link between that of Christine de Pizan and Mary Wollstonecraft in the struggle to establish the intellectual rights of women. Sor Juana's persistent defense of these rights brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials who wanted to silence her. "The Answer" (1691) is Sor Juana's culminating response to years of attacks. The introduction, bibliography, chronology, and complete Spanish texts of "The Answer" and nine poems make this volume the indispensable Sor Juana reader.
"One of the landmarks of Renaissance literature and an important document in the history of intellectual freedom.... Essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand not only this remarkable woman but also the whole world in which she forged her identity."-Stephen Greenblatt, UCLA Berkeley
* A 1995 PEN Center West Literary Translation Award Finalist *
* Alternate of the Quality Paperback Book Club *
Suggested for course use in:
Feminist Theory
Latin American Studies
Religious History
Women's history

Title: The Answer / La Respuesta, Including a Selection of Poems (A Feminist Press Sourcebook)

Author Name: Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Categories: Journalism,

Publisher: The Feminist Press at the City University of New York: 1/1/2016

ISBN Number: 1558610774

ISBN Number 13: 9781558610774

Binding: PAPERBACK

Book Condition: Fair

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