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Published: 05 April 2018

192 Pages


ISBN: 9780198816829

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The autos sacramentales of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

Natural Philosophy and Sacramental Theology

Alice Brooke

Oxford Modern Languages and Literature Monographs

  • Surveys the work of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695), the most significant literary figure of the colonial period in Spanish America
  • Offers an in-depth study of Sor Juana's three autos sacramentales that presents a comprehensive analysis of her full corpus of religious plays
  • Identifies a new source for Sor Juana's best known play, El divino Narciso and helps readers understand the interaction and literary influence between Europe and the Americas
  • Places Sor Juana's religious works into a new intellectual context and draws connections between literary, theological, and philosophical thought in the late seventeenth-century Hispanic world