Pawns of a House / Los empeños de una casa
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Pawns of a House / Los empeños de una casa

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Poetry. Anthology. Latin American Studies. RENAMING ECSTACY brings together poets who have explored experiences of the sacred in ways that are unique to the Latin American culture and highlights the richness and complexity of Latino spiritual life. Because of Latin America's mestizaje of cultures, traditional Catholicism exists alongside other practices of African or indig...more
Paperback, 271 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Bilingual Review Press. (first published October 4th 1683)
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Oct 28, 2009 Dusty rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dusty by: Jaime Nicolopulos
For a play written by a nun in colonial Mexico in the 17th Century, Los Empeños de una Casa is rather decent entertainment. It's not dissimilar in theme from a Shakespearean romance like As You Like It or Taming of the Shrew, featuring various pairs of fickle lovers (good luck keeping track of who's in love with who) and a snarky-mouthed cross-dressing fool. It's an overdone but typically winning formula.

A note acknowledging my limitations: My Spanish isn't bad, but I struggled to make sense of...more
After three cups of coffee, I got through it. I learned that I am not a fan of Comedies.
I'd like to see this on stage. Funny. And yes for a woman playwright from the 1600s.
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This book was so funny! I loved it!
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Also known as Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz or, in full, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz de Asbaje y Ramírez de Santillana, was a self-taught Novohispana scholar, nun, poet, and a writer of the baroque school.
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