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Sor Juana

Or, the Traps of Faith

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PAPERBACK

$37.50 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674821064

Publication Date: 01/02/1990

Short

564 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

4 halftones

Belknap Press

World

  • Prologue: History, Life, Work
  • I. The Kingdom of New Spain
    • 1. A Unique Society
    • 2. The Dais and the Pulpit
    • 3. Syncretism and Empire
    • 4. A Transplanted Literature
  • II. Juana Ramírez, 1648–1668
    • 5. The Ramírez Family
    • 6. May Syllables Be Composed by the Stars
    • 7. The Trials of Juana Inés
    • 8. Taking the Vows
  • III. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 1669–1679
    • 9. Life in the Convent
    • 10. Political Rites
    • 11. The World as Hieroglyph
    • 12. Sister Juana and the Goddess Isis
  • IV. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, 1680–1690
    • 13. Flattery and Favors
    • 14. Council of Stars
    • 15. Religious Fires
    • 16. The Reflection, the Echo
    • 17. Realm of Signs
    • 18. Different from Herself
  • V. The Tenth Muse
    • 19. Hear Me with Your Eyes
    • 20. Ink on Wings of Paper
    • 21. Music Box
    • 22. The Stage and the Court
    • 23. The Float and the Sacrament
    • 24. First Dream
  • VI. The Traps of Faith
    • 25. An Ill-Fated Letter
    • 26. The Response
    • 27. And the Responses
    • 28. The Siege
    • 29 The Abjuration
  • Epilogue: Toward a Restitution
  • Appendix: Sor Juana: Witness for the Prosecution
  • Notes on Sources
  • Spanish Literary Terms
  • Notes
  • Index

Awards & Accolades

  • Octavio Paz Is Winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature
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