Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith books

Download ebook for free today read and you can get this book.

[Download]: Download [PDF] [ePub] [Kindle] Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith with simple step

[Download] Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith [ePub, PDF, Kindle]

(Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith.pdf) Mexico s leading poet essayist and cultural critic writes of a Mexican poet of another time and another world the world of seventeenth century New Spain His subject is Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz the most striking figure in all of Spanish American colonial literature and one of the great poets of her age br br Her life reads like a novel A spirited and precocious girl one of six illegitimate children is sent to live with relatives in the capital city She becomes known for her beauty wit and amazing erudition and is taken into the court as the Vicereine s protegee For five years she enjoys the pleasures of life at court then abruptly at twenty enters a convent for life Yet no recluse she transforms the convent locutory into a literary and intellectual salon she amasses an impressive library and collects scientific instruments reads insatiably composes poems and corresponds with literati in Spain To the consternation of the prelates of the Church she persists in circulating her poems redolent more of the court than the cloister Her plays are performed volumes of her poetry are published abroad and her genius begins to be recognized throughout the Hispanic world Suddenly she surrenders her books forswears all literary pursuits and signs in blood a renunciation of secular learning The rest is silence She dies two years later at forty six br br Octavio Paz has long been intrigued by the enigmas of Sor Juana s personality and career Why did she become a nun How could she renounce her lifelong passion for writing and learning Such questions can be answered only in the context of the world in which she lived Paz gives a masterly portrayal of the life and culture of New Spain and the political and ideological forces at work in that autocratic theocratic male dominated society in which the subjugation of women was absolute br br Just as Paz illuminates Sor Juana s life by placing it in its historical setting so he situates her work in relation to the traditions that nurtured it With critical authority he singles out the qualities that distinguish her work and mark her uniqueness as a poet To Paz her writings like her life epitomize the struggle of the individual and in particular the individual woman for creative fulfillment and self expressionDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Sor Juana: Or, the Traps of Faith books for multiple devices.