Poems, Protest, and a Dream

Selected Writings
Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140447033
Category: Poetry
Page: 254
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"This en face annotated edition of selected writings of the Mexican poet includes the Respuesta to the Bishop of Puebla (1691) and a broad selection of her poetry and dramatic texts: nine love sonnets; segments from Primero sueäno, Villancico VI to SaintCatherine, and Loa para el auto sacramental de el divino Narciso; and Leonor's speech from the play Los empeänos de una casa. Peden's 'Translator's Note' explains her translation strategy of 'moving backwards' towards the poet's place and time, which skillfully captures the full flavor of the baroque past. Stavans' extensive 'Introduction' and 'Suggestions for Further Reading' provide orientation to Sor Juana's masterpieces and their social and intellectual contexts. Highly recommended for classroom and general use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selected Works (International Student Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)


Author: Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393623408
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 384
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A wealth of background and analytical material makes Sor Juana's proto-feminist writings, newly translated, all the more compelling. 2014 PEN USA Literary Award for Translation Finalist This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Edith Grossman’s acclaimed translations of the Tenth Muse’s best-known works. · Introductory materials and explanatory footnotes by Anna More along with numerous images. · Additional works by Sor Juana, related writings by Ovid, Saint Teresa of Ávila, and Diego Calleja, and historical interpretations. · Seven critical essays by Marcelino Menéndez y Pelayo, Irving Leonard, Octavio Paz, Georgina Sabat de Rivers, Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel, Emilie Bergmann, and Charlene Villasenor Black. · Diana Taylor’s interview with Jesusa Rodríguez about performing “First Dream.” · A Chronology and Selected Bibliography.

The Routledge Research Companion to the Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz


Author: Emilie L. Bergmann,Stacey Schlau
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131704164X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
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Called by her contemporaries the "Tenth Muse," Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695) has continued to stir both popular and scholarly imaginations. While generations of Mexican schoolchildren have memorized her satirical verses, only since the 1970s has her writing received consistent scholarly attention., focused on complexities of female authorship in the political, religious, and intellectual context of colonial New Spain. This volume examines those areas of scholarship that illuminate her work, including her status as an iconic figure in Latin American and Baroque letters, popular culture in Mexico and the United States, and feminism. By addressing the multiple frameworks through which to read her work, this research guide serves as a useful resource for scholars and students of the Baroque in Europe and Latin America, colonial Novohispanic religious institutions, and women’s and gender studies. The chapters are distributed across four sections that deal broadly with different aspects of Sor Juana's life and work: institutional contexts (political, economic, religious, intellectual, and legal); reception history; literary genres; and directions for future research. Each section is designed to provide the reader with a clear understanding of the current state of the research on those topics and the academic debates within each field.

In Our Own Voices

Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing
Author: Rosemary Skinner Keller,Rosemary Radford Ruether
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664222857
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 542
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A rich collection of first-person renderings that both enhances and challenges traditional narratives of American religious life.

I Explain a Few Things

Selected Poems
Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466894520
Category: Poetry
Page: 384
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"Laughter is the language of the soul," Pablo Neruda said. Among the most lasting voices of the most tumultuous (in his own words, "the saddest") century, a witness and a chronicler of its most decisive events, he is the author of more than thirty-five books of poetry and one of Latin America's most revered writers, the emblem of the engaged poet, an artist whose heart, always with the people, is literally consumed by passion. His work, oscillating from epic meditations on politics and history to intimate reflections on animals, food, and everyday objects, is filled with humor and affection. This bilingual selection of more than fifty of Neruda's best poems, edited and with an introduction by the distinguished Latin American scholar Ilan Stavans and brilliantly translated by an array of well-known poets, also includes some poems previously unavailable in English. I Explain a Few Things distills the poet's brilliance to its most essential and illuminates Neruda's commitment to using the pen as a calibrator for his age.

Selections from the 'Carmina Burana'


Author: N.A
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960809
Category: Poetry
Page: 272
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This is a selection from the 13the century collection of secular latin poems. Some are serious (eg Crusade poems) but the majority are light, including many love poems. A number of items from the Carmina are well known as text for Carl Orff's 'Scenic Cantata'.

Floridoro

A Chivalric Romance
Author: Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226256790
Category: Poetry
Page: 448
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The first original chivalric poem written by an Italian woman, Floridoro imbues a strong feminist ethos into a hypermasculine genre. Dotted with the usual characteristics—dark forests, illusory palaces, enchanted islands, seductive sorceresses—Floridoro is the story of the two greatest knights of a bygone age: the handsome Floridoro, who risks everything for love, and the beautiful Risamante, who helps women in distress while on a quest for her inheritance. Throughout, Moderata Fonte (1555–92) vehemently defends women’s capacity to rival male prowess in traditionally male-dominated spheres. And her open criticism of women’s lack of education is echoed in the plights of various female characters who must depend on unreliable men. First published in 1581, Floridoro remains a vivacious and inventive narrative by a singular poet.

The Prince and Other Political Writings


Author: Niccolo Machiavelli
Publisher: Everyman Paperback
ISBN: 9780460876292
Category: Political Science
Page: 176
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"The Prince is a mere tabulation of types of government and rulers, and of methods of maintaining them. It is this and no more."—Isaiah Berlin Credited with taking the ethics out of politics and hailed as the father of realpolitik, Machiavelli's name became synonymous with a form of politics that privileged expediency at the expense of morality. Whilst assuming the guise of a traditional 'Mirror of Princes' handbook, The Prince subverts the classical and renaissance conventions of such moralizing tracts. By exploiting the distance between ruler and ruled, Machiavelli encourages his Price to present an image of virtue when necessity dictates he act immorally. the results is a handbook dedicated to a new Price, espousing a politics of necessity with scant concern for justice and Christian morality when the security of the Price's rule is threatened. Set in the context of his earlier political writings, this edition shows how Machiavelli's advice was conditioned by the prevailing political and social culture of Renaissance Italy. His clinical analysis of the dynamics of power, however, is as chilling now as it was then.

History of Ideas on Woman

A Source Book
Author: Rosemary Agonito
Publisher: Perigee Trade
ISBN: 9780399503795
Category: Social Science
Page: 414
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Thirty discourses and treatises on the subject of women, by influential thinkers ranging from Plato, Aristotle, and Augustine to Freud, Beauvoir, and Friedan, are accompanied by critical analyses

A Sor Juana Anthology


Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz,Alan S. Trueblood
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674821217
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 248
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Juana Inés de la Cruz was acclaimed in her time as the "Phoenix of Mexico", America's tenth muse; a generation later she was forgotten. Rediscovered 300 years later, her works were reissued and she is now considered one of the finest Hispanic poets of the seventeenth century. Her works speak directly to our concern for the freedom of women to realize themselves artistically and intellectually. This anthology contains a selection of her poems.

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text
Author: Theresa A. Yugar
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162564440X
Category: Religion
Page: 128
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In Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz: Feminist Reconstruction of Biography and Text, Yugar invites you to accompany Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, a seventeenth-century protofeminist and ecofeminist, on her lifelong journey within three communities of women in the Americas. Sor Juana's goal was to reconcile inequalities between men and women in central Mexico and between the Spaniards and the indigenous Nahua population of New Spain. Yugar reconstructs a her-story narrative through analysis of two primary texts Sor Juana wrote en sus propias palabras (in her own words), El Sueno (The Dream) and La Respuesta (The Answer). Yugar creates a historically-based narrative in which Sor Juana's sueno of a more just world becomes a living nightmare haunted by misogyny in the form of the church, the Spanish Tribunal, Jesuits, and more--all seeking her destruction. In the process, Sor Juana "hoists [them] with their own petard." In seventeenth-century colonial Mexico, just as her Latina sisters in the Americas are doing today, Sor Juana used her pluma (pen) to create counternarratives in which the wisdom of women and the Nahua inform her sueno of a more just world for all.

Selected Poems


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691036588
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 298
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This new series brings into modern English a reliable translation of a representative portion of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's vast body of work. This edition, selected from over 140 volumes in German, is the new standard in English, and contains poetry, drama, fiction, memoir, criticism, and scientific writing by the man who is probably the most influential writer in the German language. The executive editors of this collection are Victor Lange of Princeton University, Eric Blackall of Cornell University, and Cyrus Hamlin of Yale University. Princeton University Press is proud to be the distributor of the twelve volumes in hardcover of the originating publisher, Suhrkamp Verlag. In addition, Princeton will issue paperback reprints of these volumes over the next two years, beginning with volumes one through three. Goethe, the founder of the poetry of experience, created a body of poetry that is unsurpassed in lucidity of speech and imagery and in instinct for melody and rhythm. Nonetheless, many of his poems are relatively unknown to English-speaking audiences, partly because of the difficulties they have posed to translators. This volume contains translations, side by side with the German originals, of Goethe's major poems--all prepared by eminent American and English writers, and all attesting to his poetic genius. Goethe's most complex and profound work, Faust was the effort of the great poet's entire lifetime. Written over 60 years, it can be read as a document of Goethe's moral and artistic development. Faust is made available to the English reader in a completely new translation that communicates both its poetic variety and its many levels of tone. The language is present-day English, and Goethe's formal and rhythmic variety is reproduced in all its richness. The reflections on art and literature that Goethe produced throughout his life are the premise and corollary of his work as poet, novelist, and man of science. This volume contains such important essays as "On Gothic Architecture," "On the Laocoon Group," and "Shakespeare: A Tribute." Several works in this collection appear for the first time unabridged and in fresh translations.

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes


Author: Langston Hughes
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307949400
Category: Poetry
Page: 320
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With the publication of his first book of poems, The Weary Blues, in 1926, Langston Hughes electrified readers and launched a renaissance in black writing in America. The poems Hughes wrote celebrated the experience of invisible men and women: of slaves who "rushed the boots of Washington"; of musicians on Lenox Avenue; of the poor and the lovesick; of losers in "the raffle of night." They conveyed that experience in a voice that blended the spoken with the sung, that turned poetic lines into the phrases of jazz and blues, and that ripped through the curtain separating high from popular culture. They spanned the range from the lyric to the polemic, ringing out "wonder and pain and terror-- and the marrow of the bone of life." The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Selected Works


Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393241754
Category: Poetry
Page: 216
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A collection of best-known works from the seventeenth-century feminist poet showcases her intellect and range and highlights her belief in a woman's right to study and write.

Complete Poems


Author: Dorothy Parker,Marion Meade
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780143106081
Category: Poetry
Page: 390
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Offers the only complete collection of the author's poems available, showcasing the dry quips and piercingly introspective verse of a writer whose legend continues to fascinate, in a book with an introduction by the author's noted biographer. Original.

The Disenchantments of Love

A Translation of Desenganos Amorosos
Author: Maria de Zayas,H. Patsy Boyer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791432822
Category: Fiction
Page: 405
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Published in 1647, these ten tales are among the earliest narratives in Western literature to focus on women's experiences and points of view in love relationships.

Respuesta


Author: Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558610774
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 196
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"Outstanding edition and translation into English of Sor Juana's intellectual tour de force. Includes an excellent introduction, chronology, notes, and critical commentary. Both scholarly remarks and Sor Juana's work are essential reading for scholars, specialists, students of all levels, and the general reader"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Faces of Love

Hafez and the Poets of Shiraz (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Hafez,Jahan Malek Khatun,Obayd-e Zakani
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101627174
Category: Poetry
Page: 368
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Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute satirist, represent one of the most remarkable literary flowerings of any era. All three lived in the famed city of Shiraz, a provincial capital of south-central Iran, and all three drew support from arts-loving rulers during a time better known for its violence than its creative brilliance. Here Dick Davis, an award-winning poet widely considered “our finest translator of Persian poetry” (The Times Literary Supplement), presents a diverse selection of some of the best poems by these world-renowned authors and shows us the spiritual and secular aspects of love, in varieties embracing every aspect of the human heart. “Davis [is] widely acknowledged as the leading translator of Persian literature in our time…Faces of Love has made the Persian originals into real and moving English poems.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Sammlung


Author: William Shakespeare
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0141000589
Category: Drama
Page: 1754
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This major new complete edition of Shakespeare's works combines accessibility with the latest scholarship. Each play and collection of poems is preceded by a substantial introduction that looks at textual and literary-historical issues. The texts themselves have been scrupulously edited and are accompanied by same-page notes and glossaries. Particular attention has been paid to the design of the book to ensure that this first new edition of the twenty-first century is both attractive and approachable.