Publisher description for The answer : including sor Filotea's letter and new selected poems = La respuesta / Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz ; second critical edition and translation by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell.

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Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Latino/Latina Studies. Poetry. Translated from the Spanish by Electa Arenal and Amanda Powell. Expanded to include fresh translations, an updated bibliography, and the letter that provoked the writing of The Answer, this new edition of the bilingual, critical bestseller provides the most accurate translations of works by the iconic seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz. "[THE ANSWER] is eloquent, sardonic, learned and, particularly in its autobiographical part, of great freshness"--The Times Literary Supplement.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Juana In‚es de la Cruz, -- Sister, -- 1651-1695.
Authors, Mexican -- 17th century -- Biography.
Nuns -- Mexico -- Biography.
Women -- Mexico -- Social conditions -- 17th century.