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"[ The Answer ] is eloquent, sardonic, learned and, particularly in its autobiographical part, of great freshness."- The Times Literary Supplement"One of the landmarks of Renaissance literature and . . . in the history of intellectual freedom. . . . This is essential reading."-Stephen Greenblatt, best-selling author and professor"Recommended for informed readers."- Library JournalExpanded to include fresh translations, an updated bibliography, and the letter that provoked the writing of The Answer , this new edition of the bilingual, critical bestseller provides the most accurate translations of works by the iconic seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Ineacute;s de la Cruz.
Table of Contents
|Preface to the Second Edition||p. vii|
|Preface to the First Edition||p. xvii|
|Sor Juana's Life and Work||p. 1|
|Juana Ramirez / Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648/51-1695): A Life Without and Within||p. 1|
|A Poet-Scholar: Sor Juana's Writing||p. 15|
|La Respuesta / The Answer: A Reading||p. 19|
|Sor Juana's Art and Argument||p. 19|
|The Issues at Stake||p. 25|
|A Different Worldview, a Different Law: A Woman-Centered Vision||p. 31|
|A Note on the Texts||p. 37|
|Respuesta de la poetisa a la muy ilustre||p. 38|
|The Poet's Answer to the Most Illustrious Sister Filotea de la Cruz||p. 39|
|Annotations to La Respuesta / The Answer||p. 106|
|Romance: Prologo al lector / Ballad: Prologue to the Reader of these Poems||p. 154|
|Sonetos / Sonnets|
|Este, que ves, engano colorido||p. 158|
|This object which you see||p. 159|
|Si los riesgos del mar considerara||p. 158|
|With all the hazards of the sea in mind||p. 159|
|Esta tarde, mi bien, cuando te hablaba||p. 160|
|This afternoon, my darling, when we spoke||p. 161|
|Detente, sombra de mi bien esquivo||p. 160|
|Don't leave me, shadow of elusive love||p. 161|
|<$$$>Que es esto, Alcino?||p. 162|
|What's this, Alcino?||p. 163|
|Mandas, Anarda, que sin llanto asista||p. 162|
|Anarda, you command me to observe||p. 163|
|Satira filosofica / Philosophical Satire|
|Hombres necios que acusais||p. 164|
|You foolish and unreasoning men||p. 165|
|Villancicos / Carols|
|For the Feast of the Assumption, 1676|
|Vengan a ver una apuesta||p. 168|
|They're betting, so hurry for all that you're worth||p. 169|
|La soberana Doctora||p. 172|
|She is a sovereign Doctor||p. 173|
|Aquella Zagala||p. 174|
|That shepherd lass||p. 175|
|For the Feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, 1691|
|De una mujer se convencen||p. 178|
|The learned men of Egypt||p. 179|
|Rosa es, cuyo casto velo||p. 182|
|She is a Rose, and when she flowered||p. 183|
|Erase una Nina||p. 186|
|Once upon a time this Girl||p. 187|
|Romance epistolar / Epistolary Ballad|
|íValgate Apolo por hombre!||p. 190|
|Apollo help you, as you're a man!||p. 191|
|Romance decasilabo / Ballad in Variant Meter|
|Lamina sirva el Cielo al retrato||p. 202|
|Heavenly should be the canvas to bear the portrait||p. 203|
|Bibliography to the Second Edition||p. 207|
|Bibliography to the First Edition||p. 213|
|Carta de Sor Filotea de la Cruz||p. 222|
|Letter from Sor Filotea de la Cruz||p. 223|
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