Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. Poëmas de la unica poetisa Americana. vol. 1 of 3. Barcelona: Joseph Llopis, 1691.

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a nun gifted with immense knowledge of letters and the sciences. She was baptized Juana Ramírez de Asbaje, the illegitimate daughter of a Spanish soldier and a Mexican woman. Her autobiography appears in one of her writings, the Respuesta a la muy Ilustre Sor Filotea de la Cruz (a letter addressed to the Bishop of Puebla, who wrote under a pseudonym). She wrote a considerable amount of lyric poetry: poems for special events, poems about portraits, funerary, philosophical, religious and popular poems; religious theater, comedies and the like.

Her collected works appeared for the first time in a volume entitled Inundación castálida de la única poetisa... (Madrid, 1689), followed by a Segunda volumen ... (Seville, 1692) and a third volume in 1700: Fama y obras póstumas (Madrid). The Durand Collection has the third edition of the first volume with its altered title and a text corrected and enlarged by the author.

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