By George Antony Thomas

The Politics and Poetics of Sor Juana Inés de l. a. Cruz examines the function of occasional verse within the works of the distinguished colonial Mexican nun. The poems that Sor Juana wrote for specific events (birthdays, funerals, non secular feasts, coronations, and so on) were thought of inconsequential through literary historians; yet from a socio-historical point of view, George Antony Thomas argues they carry a selected curiosity for students of colonial Latin American literature. For Thomas, those compositions determine a selected set of rhetorical options, which he labels the author's 'political aesthetics.' He demonstrates how this physique of the well-known nun's writings, formerly missed via students, sheds new mild on Sor Juana's interactions with participants in colonial society and in the course of the Spanish Empire.

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