Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: What Led to Her Abjuration?
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th-century nun from Mexico, known then as New Spain. At a time when most women in New Spain could not even write their name, Sor Juana wrote poetry, mathematical treatises, social manifestos, musical compositions, passionate love poems and stage plays. She was a prolific writer who earned the title of the Tenth Muse. She was the first great poet of Latin America and a leading literary figure in Spain's Golden...Show More