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The Answer / La Respuesta (Expanded Edition): Including Sor Filotea's Letter and New Selected Poems
     

The Answer / La Respuesta (Expanded Edition): Including Sor Filotea's Letter and New Selected Poems

by Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, Electa Arenal (Translator), Amanda Powell (Translator)
 

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New materials in the classic bilingual literary and critical edition of extraordinary Mexican 17th-century feminist nun.

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New materials in the classic bilingual literary and critical edition of extraordinary Mexican 17th-century feminist nun.

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From the Publisher
"[The Answer] is eloquent, sardonic, learned and, particularly in its autobiographical part, of great freshness." -The Times Literary Supplement

"[The Answer], which includes a biography, bibliography, and chronology, renders the work accessible and fascinating to modern readers." -Ms. Magazine

"Of the several editions available, this one alone focuses its analysis on the issue of gender. Recommended for informed readers." -Library Journal

"This is 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, best-selling author and professor

"With The Answer/La Respuesta, readers in English gain more than a new version: they gain far greater access to the wide range of information one needs to approach Sor Juana as a knowledgeable participant in the discussion her work invites." —Carol Maier, translator of The Ravine (El Barranco)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558615984
Publisher:
Feminist Press at CUNY, The
Publication date:
06/01/2009
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
845,828
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648/51-1695), a Mexican nun, was a brilliant poet, playwright, and essayist whose persistent defense of the intellectual rights of women brought her increasingly into conflict with church officials, who repeated tried to silence her. Sor Juana died by taking care her sister nuns during a plague in April 1695.

Electa Arenal, professor emerita of Hispanic and Women's Studies (City University of New York), is a translator and specialist in Hispanic monastic women's culture. Listed in Feminists Who Changed America, Arenal's fourth co-authored book, an illustrated, critical edition of Sor Juana's Neptuno alegórico, was published by Editorial Cátedra, in Spain.

Amanda Powell, award-winning poet and translator, teaches Latin American and Spanish literature and literary translation at the University of Oregon. Powell has published essays on: 16th- and 17th-century Spanish and Colonial Latin American women writers; convent writings; Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz; the "boom" in women's love poetry across 17th century Europe; and literary translation.

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