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I remember once hearing Carlos Fuentes proclaim that “England has Shakespeare and Spain has Cervantes. Mexico has a nun. But what a nun!”And what a nun. Born on Nov 1648, only thirty years after the death of those great writers (both died on the same day, 22 April 1616), she lived during the Spanish Golden Age. She was a precocious child. Encouraged by her mother, she learned to read and write at the age of six. She devoured books in her grandfather’s library. She learned Latin and Nahuatl. At s...
Although I have not read completly this book, I have read some sonnets and others Sor Juana´s poems. This version of the Porrúa´s Library is excellent.
Esta denso y la mitad de las cosas que escribe no las entiendo pero me ayuda a volverme una lectora más activa porque amo infinitamente a Sor Juana, mi luna y mi sol, perdóname por ser tan boba.
In my first semester of graduate school I read a bunch of Sor Juana in the original Spanish. It was a grueling experience made even more so by the tiny print and overwhelming size of this edition of her complete works. In the intervening years I have been glad to have this book on my shelf. Like a Bible or a textbook it places a lot of text within good reach, though it is not terribly pretty or easy to use.The review I wrote in 2009, in a moment of frustration, was less generous:The one-star rev...
Lo mejor son sus sonetos y más a la luz de las Trampas de la fe de Octavio Paz.
Una sola palabra puede expresar (aunque de forma imperfecta) los escritos de la Décima Musa... ¡MARAVILLOSOS!
Dios está en esta poesía. No hay más explicación para obras tan hermosas