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

By Kathleen Ann Myers | Go to book overview

Contents
A Note about the Translationsxiii
Introduction3
IPotential Saints
1. Redeemer of America Rosa de Lima (1586–1617)—The Dynamics of Identity and Canonization23
2. La China Poblana Catarina de San Juan (ca. 1607–1688)—Hagiography and the Inquisition44
3. The Mystic Nun Madre María de San José (1656–1719)—Confession and Autohagiography69
IINot Quite Sinners
4. The Tenth Muse Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1648–1695)—Letters and Learning in the Church93
5. The Happy Saint Ursula Suárez (1666–1749)—Rogues and New Saintly Roles116
6. The Lieutenant Nun Catalina de Erauso (1592?–1650)—Soldiers' Tales and Virginity140
Conclusions164
Appendixes: Selections of Life Writings in translation
A. Rosa de Lima: Selections from Testimony for the Canonization Process171
B. Catarina de San Juan: Selections from José Castillo de Graxeda, Compendio de la vida177
C. María de San José: Selections from Vida, vol. 1183
D. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz: Selections from La Respuesta a Sor Filotea191
E. Ursula Suárez: Selections from Relación autobiográfica199
F. Catalina de Erauso: Selections from Vida i sucesos201
Notes209
Bibliography249
Index265

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