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, 1651–95, Mexican poet. She is considered the greatest lyric poet of the colonial period. A beautiful and intellectually precocious girl, Juana was a favorite at the viceregal court before entering a Mexican convent at the age of 16.
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Juana Inés de la Cruz

(hwä`nä ēnās` dā lä kro͞os), 1651–95, Mexican poet. She is considered the greatest lyric poet of the colonial period. A beautiful and intellectually precocious girl, Juana was a favorite at the viceregal court before entering a Mexican convent at the age of 16. Forced to study outside the university, she devoted herself to amassing a fine library, and made her convent into a center of religious and social life in Mexico. Her classical erudition and her scientific curiosity led to reprimands from her superiors. The bishop of Puebla published one of her studies but—under the pseudonym of a fellow nun—criticized her for neglecting religious duties. Sor Juana answered these objections to the education of women in a spirited autobiographical letter (1691; tr. 1982) that became a classic. Her lyric poetry, mystical in inspiration and influenced by Spaniards Góngora and Calderón, won enduring fame. Her masterpiece is Primer sueño, a metaphoric interpretation of a dream and of awakening. Sor Juana sold her books and devoted her last years to the spiritual life. She died trying to help the convent victims of an epidemic.

Bibliography

See selected poems tr. by M. S. Peden (1985) and F. Warnke (1987); studies by O. Paz (tr. 1988) and G. Tavard (1991); critical essays ed. by S. Merrim (1991).

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INTERROGACAO E ARGUMENTACAO NA CARTA ATENAGORICA DE SOR JUANA INES DE LA CRUZ
El intento por emprender una investigacion sobre la obra de sor Juana Ines de la Cruz a partir de sus paratextos supone un nuevo abordaje.
However, Kirk shows the ways in which Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651-1695) managed to participate in all of these areas, becoming an anomaly on occasion and an interlocutor at other times.
Se inicia con el debate existente entre aquellos estudiosos que aseguran que Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ejecutaba instrumentos musicales y aquellos que afirman--al no existir documentos probatorios--que no sabia tocar instrumentos musicales.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz alcanza su plenitud y la plenitud del idioma poetico en sus dias.
en lo sucesivo la Propietaria) sobre la antedicha Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (en lo sucesivo, el Producto), que en el siglo llevo el nombre de Juana de Asbaje y Ramirez, asi como todo lo relacionado con ella, su vida, su obra, su historia, leyenda y apariencia fisica.
The extraordinary thinking of a seventeenth-century Mexican woman known as Sor (Sister) Juana Ines de la Cruz reaches us in poetry, theater, liturgy, and what is probably the most provocative feminist essay of its period.
PARA leer los textos ingeniosos del Siglo de Oro, entre ellos los de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, hay que analizar con precision el contexto inmediato, el contexto amplio cultural y de las alusiones ingeniosas, y el sentido global del poema o el pasaje.
The politics and poetics of Sor Juana Ines de La Cruz.
En 1690 se publico por primera vez El Divino Narciso de Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1), un auto sacramental alegorico en el que se identifica al mitologico Narciso con Cristo.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz y la ensalada villanciquera: performancias carnavalescas de eficacia, entretenimiento y concientizacion criolla en la Nueva Espana.