Sor Juana's Love Poems / Edition 1

Sor Juana's Love Poems / Edition 1

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by Ines De La Cruz/Larkin, Sor Juana Cruz, Juana
     
 

ISBN-10: 0299187047

ISBN-13: 9780299187040

Pub. Date: 05/01/2009

Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press

These exquisite love poems, some of them clearly addressed to women, were written by the visionary and passionate genius of Mexican letters, the seventeenth-century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In this volume they are translated into the idiom of our own time by poets Joan Larkin and Jaime Manrique. Some of them are rooted in Renaissance courtly

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These exquisite love poems, some of them clearly addressed to women, were written by the visionary and passionate genius of Mexican letters, the seventeenth-century nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. In this volume they are translated into the idiom of our own time by poets Joan Larkin and Jaime Manrique. Some of them are rooted in Renaissance courtly conventions; others are startlingly ahead of their time, seemingly modern in the naked power of the complex sexual feelings they address.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780299187040
Publisher:
University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date:
05/01/2009
Edition description:
1
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword: Sor Juana and Love9
When a Slave Gives Birth13
My Divine Lysi17
I Beg You, Senora23
Don't Go, My Darling. I Don't Want This to End Yet33
This Afternoon, My Darling, I Kept Talking37
Love Opened a Mortal Wound41
Look at Me, Alcino. See the Chain?45
Have You Lost Your Mind, Alcino?49
Inez, I Have to Gloat: You're Gorgeous53
Inez, When Someone Tells You You're a Bitch57
Portia, What Passion, What Blind Pain61
Divine Laura, My Life Was Always Yours65
Elegy: I. Drunk with Laura's Beauty71
Elegy: II. Laura Split in Two Beautiful Halves73
Elegy: III. Laura, Desire Dies with You75
Afterword: Translating Sor Juana77
About the Translators82

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