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Author Myers, Kathleen Ann.

Title Neither saints nor sinners : writing the lives of women in Spanish America
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 273 pages) : illustrations
Contents Potential saints -- Redeemer of America: Rosa de Lima (1586-1617)-The dynamics of identity and canonization -- La China Poblana: Catarina de San Juan (ca. 1607-1688)-Hagiography and the inquisition -- The mystic nun: Madre María de San José (1656-1719)-Confession and autobiography -- Not quite sinners -- The tenth muse: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648-1695)-Letters and learning in the church -- The happy saint: Ursula Suárez (1666-1849)-Rogues and new saintly roles -- The lieutenant nun: Catalina de Erauso (1592?-1650)-Soldiers' tales and virginity
Summary Kathleen Myers brings together the portraits and autobiographical texts of six 17th century Latin American women, drawing on primary sources that include Inquisition and canonisation records, confessional and mystic journals, and legal defenses and petitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-264) and index
Notes Includes excerpts from seventeenth century texts translated from Spanish
Print version record
Subject Latin American literature -- To 1800 -- History and criticism.
Nuns -- Latin America -- Biography -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195157222 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195157230 (paper ; alk. paper)
0195348095 (electronic bk.)
1423726391 (electronic bk.)
9780195157222 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195157239 (paper ; alk. paper)
9780195348095 (electronic bk.)
9781423726395 (electronic bk.)