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
     
 

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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.

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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 Love by Jaime Manrique9
El hijo que la esclava ha concebido12
When a Slave Gives Birth13
Divina Lysi mía16
My Divine Lysi17
Pedirte, Señora, quiero22
I Beg You, Señora23
Detente, sombra de mi bien esquivo32
Don't Go, My Darling. I Don't Want This to End Yet33
Esta tarde, mi bien, cuando te hablaba36
This Afternoon, My Darling, I Kept Talking37
Con el dolor de la mortal herida40
Love Opened a Mortal Wound41
¿Vesme, Alcino, que atada a la cadena ...?44
Look at Me, Alcino. See the Chain?45
¿Qué es esto, Alcino? ¿Cómo tu cordura...?48
Have You Lost Your Mind, Alcino?49
Inés, yo con tu amor merefocilo52
Inez, I Have to Gloat: You're Gorgeous53
Inés, cuando te riñen por bellaca56
Inez, When Someone Tells You You're a Bitch57
¿Qué pasión, Porcia, qué dolor tan ciego...?60
Portia, What Passion, What Blind Pain61
En la vida que siempre tuya fue64
Divine Laura, My Life Was Always Yours65
Elegía68
Elegy69
I. De la beldad de Laura enamorados70
I. Drunk with Laura's Beauty71
II. Bello compuesto en Laura dividido72
II. Laura Split in Two Beautiful Halves73
III. Mueran contigo, Laura, pues moriste74
III. Laura, Desire Dies with You75
Afterword Translating Sor Juana by Joan Larkin77
About the Translators82

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