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Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651?)

Today considered one of the greatest lyric poets of colonial Mexico, Sor Juana abandoned her life as a favorite at the viceroy's court to join a convent at the age of 16. There, she immersed herself in learning. Criticized by her superiors, she penned a passionate defense of women's education that became a classic. Despite having earned wide acclaim as a poet, she ceased writing publicly under pressure from church officials. Devoted to spirituality in her final years, she died doing what? More...
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Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651?)
Today considered one of the greatest lyric poets of colonial Mexico, Sor Juana abandoned her life as a favorite at the viceroy's court to join a convent at the age of 16. There, she immersed herself in learning. Criticized by her superiors, she penned a passionate defense of women's education that became a classic. Despite having earned wide acclaim as a poet, she ceased writing publicly under pressure from church officials.
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It would be interesting to read her works in Spanish. Poetry does not yield easily to translaition.
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self taught scholar and poet

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Knowledge, the forbidden fruit, given up for spirituality and self-sacrifice. She died ministering to other nuns during a plague.
Yet, there is no evidence that the Church ever reconciled with her ill-treatment, least of all made up for it.
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