By: Richard Frontjes
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1648-1695) is one of the towering figures in the history of the Americas – a notable philosopher, poet, and playwright, she was also a nun who came into conflict with the Church. In this important new study of her, Richard Frontjes looks at her contributions to arts and letters, carefully analyzes her thought, and places her remarkable work into the context of her equally remarkable life and times. Sor Juana is seen at the center of colliding movements: the new and old worlds, changing gender roles, cross-cultural conflict, and religion and state. Frontjes shows both how Sor Juana attempted to navigate all of these issues in her time and also what can be learned from her efforts as we deal with analogous issues today.
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