By Ilan Stavans
A bilingual variation of writings by means of Latin America's most interesting baroque poet
Sor Juana Ines de l. a. Cruz (1648-1695) wrote her most renowned prose paintings, La Respuesta a Sor Filotea, in 1691 based on her bishop's injunction opposed to her highbrow objectives. A passionate and subversive safety of the rights of girls to review, to coach, and to put in writing, it predates by means of virtually a century and a part critical writings on any continent in regards to the place and schooling of girls.
Also integrated during this wide-ranging choice is a brand new translation of Sor Juana's masterpiece, the epistemological poem "Primero Sueno, " in addition to revealing autobiographical sonnets, reverential non secular poetry, secular love poems (which have excited hypothesis via 3 centuries), playful verses, and lyrical tributes to New international tradition which are one of the earliest writings celebrating the folks and the customs of this hemisphere.
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De mí mesma soy verdugo y soy cárcel de mí mesma. ¿Quién vio que pena y penante una propia cosa sean? Hago disgusto a lo mismo que más agradar quisiera; y del disgusto que doy, en mí resulta l. a. pena. Amo a Dios y siento en Dios; y hace mi voluntad mesma de lo que es alivio, cruz, del mismo puerto, tormenta. Padezca, pues Dios lo manda; mas de tal manera sea, que si son penas las culpas, que no sean culpas las penas. POEMS, PROTEST, A N D A DRE AM fifty seven whereas by means of Grace i'm encouraged, ’tis then I close to the precipice, i might ascend unto the field, yet am dragged right down to the abyss. advantage and customized are at odds, and deep inside my center contend, my anguished middle will fret until eventually the 2 their strive against finish. I worry that advantage may be overwhelmed, notwithstanding all understand its simply reputation, for customized is lengthy flourishing, and advantage, delicate as a shoot. My considering usually is obscured, between darkish shadows ill-defined, then who's there to provide me mild, whilst cause falters as though blind? O f myself i'm the gaoler, I, executioner of me, who can be aware of the painful discomfort, who can understand the tragedy? I reason displeasure to the single I such a lot wish to gratify, and from displeasure that I provide, the person who suffers such a lot is I. i like and locate myself in God, yet my will His grace transforms, turning solace to a move, quitting port to hunt the hurricane. Then endure, it really is G od’s command, yet enable this be the paradigm, that although your sins reason agony, your ache now not be noticeable as sin. REDONDILLAS O c to s y lla b ic q u a tr a in s , u s u a lly rh y m in g a b b a 148 S O R J U A N A I N É S D E los angeles C R U Z ninety two Sátira filosófica A rg u y e de inconsecuentes el gusto y l. a. censura de los hombres que en las mujeres acusan lo que causan Hom bres necios que acusáis a l. a. mujer sin razón, sin ver que sois l. a. ocasión de lo mismo que culpáis: si con ansia sin igual solicitáis su desdén, ¿por qué queréis que obren bien si las incitáis al mal? Combatís su resistencia y luego, con gravedad, decís que fue liviandad lo que hizo los angeles diligencia. Parecer quiere el denuedo de vuestro parecer loco, al niño que pone el coco y luego le tiene miedo. Queréis, con presunción necia, hallar a l. a. que buscáis, para prentendida, Thais, y en los angeles posesión, Lucrecia. ¿Qué hum or puede ser más raro que el que, falto de consejo, él mismo empaña el espejo, y siente que no esté claro? Con el desire y el desdén tenéis condición igual, quejándoos, si os tratan mal, burlándoos, si os quieren bien. Opinión, ninguna gana; pues l. a. que más se recata, si no os admite, es ingrata, y si os admite, es liviana.