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The Poetry of Sor Juana

Program #CULT036. Recorded in Boulder, CO on March 10, 1985.

Features poetry by Sor Juana read in Spanish and in English translation. Prof. Yvonne Guillon Barrett provides commentary on her life and work. Produced and hosted by David Barsamian as part of his Pyrenees to the Andes Poetry Series series broadcast on KGNU. Funded by a grant from the Colorado Endowment for the Humanities.


Sor Juana

Sister (Spanish: Sor) Juana Inés de la Cruz, (1651-1695), was a self-taught scholar and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain. She was known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse." Although she lived in a colonial era when Mexico was part of the Spanish Empire, she is considered today both a Mexican writer and a contributor to the Spanish Golden Age, and she stands at the beginning of the history of Mexican literature in the Spanish language.

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