Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
The present anthology of Obras de Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (Works of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz) includes poems and letters that constitute an important panorama of seventeenth-century Mexico.
«In our concept, Juana Inés is also a child prodigy, and her rapid and noisy glory on one side and another on the other side. of the Spanish cultural world, while today we communicate with the foreigner).Karl Vossler
Juana was an innate virtuoso: you can not demonstrate a methodical development in her. The text 1668, our sample to the girl, who is not yet seventeen years old, is in full control of the difficult culterano style. From the beginning it is at the height of any subject, equally well versed in all the styles and metrics of Spanish literature. Both are his most important models in the great art, Góngora and Calderón, or the ecclesiastical popular style of clerical romances, carols, lays, salads, in the way of Castillejos, Valdivieso, Lope de Vega, or the burlesque way of Polo De Medina, it is hard to get rid of his personal note. Externally, it is distinguished by its feminine temperament and by its tendency towards mixed and loose forms, for its improvisations, a style of conversation, for a concentrated work.»