Garments gambits

That a woman was considered to be the best poet in Latin America in the 17th century is in itself worth of consideration - since most women there, and around the world, were then illiterate. That she was not mannish, as many have hinted, but instead, that her opponents were obliged to feminize themselves to face her seems interesting. This article tries to call attention to Sor Juana’s life and works.

Juana Inés de la Cruz; Travestism; Latin American poetry; Mexico

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