1 review for The Poetry of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

  1. Antonio Bernal

    I taught Spanish for 23 years in Los Angeles, and there was no class that did not get a good dose of Sor Juana, complete with the excellent movie available at the time, Yo, la Peor de Todas. More than one girl among the students got Sor Juana in the sense that she did not want to be around men, and considered herself their equal. I had them memorize the iconic sonnet, and they loved it.

    Himbres necios que acusais
    a la mujer sin razon
    Sin ver que sois la ocasion
    de lo mismo que culpais

    Sin con ansia sin igual,
    solicitais su desden
    Porque quereis que obren bien,
    Si las incitais al mal?

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