The Answer La Respuesta Expanded Edition

Author: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
ISBN: 9781558616233
Size: 15.45 MB
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Known as the first feminist of the Americas, the Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz enjoyed an international reputation as one of the great lyric poets and dramatists of her time. While earlier translators have ignored Sor Juana's keen awareness of gender, this volume brings out her own emphasis and diction, and reveals the remarkable scholarship, subversiveness, and even humor she drew on in defense of her cause. This expanded, bilingual edition combines new research and perspectives on an inspired writer and thinker. It includes the fully annotated primary text, The Answer/La Respuesta (1691), which is Sor Juana's impassioned response to years of attempts by church officials to silence her; the letter that ultimately provoked the writing of The Answer; an expanded selection of poems; an updated bibliography; and a new preface.

Latin American Women Writers

Author: María Claudia André
Publisher:
ISBN: 0415979714
Size: 17.67 MB
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Latin American Women Writers: An Encyclopedia presents the lives and critical works of over 170 women writers in Latin America between the sixteenth and twentieth centuries. This features thematic entries as well as biographies of female writers whose works were originally published in Spanish or Portuguese, and who have had an impact on literary, political, and social studies. Focusing on drama, poetry, and fiction, this work includes authors who have published at least three literary texts that have had a significant impact on Latin American literature and culture. Each entry is followed by extensive bibliographic references, including primary and secondary sources. Coverage consists of critical appreciation and analysis of the writers' works. Brief biographical data is included, but the main focus is on the meanings and contexts of the works as well as their cultural and political impact. In addition to author entries, other themes are explored, such as humor in contemporary Latin American fiction, lesbian literature in Latin America, magic, realism, or mother images in Latin American literature. The aim is to provide a unique, thorough, scholarly survey of women writers and their works in Latin America. This Encyclopedia will be of interest to both to the student of literature as well as to any reader interested in understanding more about Latin American culture, literature, and how women have represented gender and national issues throughout the centuries.

Der Grosse Meaulnes

Author: Henri Alain-Fournier
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 9783492965330
Size: 15.51 MB
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Das beschauliche Leben des fünfzehnjährigen François Seurel ändert sich für immer, als ein neuer Schüler in die Provinzschule seines Vaters kommt. Augustin Meaulnes, von den Mitschülern nur »der große Meaulnes« genannt, ist ein schweigsamer, stolzer Junge und wird sein bester Freund. Eines Tages verschwindet Meaulnes für drei Tage und kehrt verwirrt, übermüdet und doch wie verzaubert zurück. Er habe sich in einem Wald verirrt, sagt er, sei in ein seltsames Maskenfest auf einem verwunschenen Schloss geraten. Von der Begegnung mit einem wunderschönen Mädchen ist die Rede und von einer Kahnfahrt auf einem winterlichen See ... François weiß zunächst nicht, ob er den Worten seines Freundes glauben soll. Doch unter seiner Jacke trägt Meaulnes eine prunkvolle Seidenweste, und bald schon richtet sich das ganze Streben der beiden Freunde – »Schwärmer, Schlafwandler zwischen Traum und Wachen, enthusiastisch gebannt von den Reizen einer inneren Welt voller Schönheit und Liebe« (Ludwig Harig) – darauf, das »verlorene Land«, wiederzufinden, das auf keiner Karte verzeichnet ist.