Neither Saints nor Sinners Writing the Lives of Women in Spanish America

ISBN-10: 0195157230
ISBN-13: 9780195157239
Edition: 2003
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Book details

List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 9.21" wide x 5.98" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This book brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th-century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonization records, confessional and mystic journals, and legal defenses and petitions.

Kathleen A. Myers is a professor of Spanish and adjunct professor of History at Indiana University. Her publications include Word from New Spain: The Spiritual Autobiography of Madre Maria de San Jose (Liverpool University Press, 1993) and numerous articles on a variety of religious women and writers in colonial Spanish America. She has received a grant from the Spanish Ministry for Education and Culture for her work on autobiography and sixteenth-century chronicles of America.Amanda Powell, poet and translator, teaches Spanish/Latin American literature and literary translation at the University of Oregon. Her translations of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century poetry and prose appear in Untold Sisters: Hispanic Nuns in Their Own Works (University of New Mexico Press, 1989). With Electa Arenal, she edited and translated The Answer/La Respuesta by colonial Mexican poet Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (The Feminist Press, 1994). Her scholarly essays, translations, and poems appear in a variety of anthologies and journals.Myers and Powell were awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support research and translation for A Wild Country Out in the Garden.

Preface
A Note About the Translations
Neither Saints nor Sinners
Introduction
Potential Saints
the Dynamics of Identity and Canonization
Hagiography and the Inquisition
Confession and Autohagiography
Not Quite Sinners
Letters and Learning in the Church
rogues and New Saintly Roles
soldiers' Tales and Virginity
Conclusions
Appendixes: Selections of Life Writings in Translation
Rosa De Lima: Selections from Testimony for the Canonization Process
Catarina De San Juan: Selections from Compendio De La Vida
Mar�a De San Jos�: Selections from Vida, Vol. 1
Sor Juana In�s De La Cruz: Selections from La Respuesta a Sor Filotea
Ursula Su�rez: Selections from Relaci�n Autobiogr�fica
Catalina De Erauso: Selections from Vida I Sucesos
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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