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Sor Juana by Octavio Paz
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May 15, 10

bookshelves: world-lit, non-fiction, grad-school, favorites
Read in October, 2009

You know you're in for a beautiful biography when the text itself is as compelling as the subject matter. Having a nobel laureate like Octavio Paz write your autobiography is like having Vincent Van Gogh paint your house. The fact that Sor Juana's life also happens to be a thrilling blend of literary brilliance and political intrigue merely serves to give Paz a more complete arsenal with which to craft a great piece of non-fiction, whether or not you have the least bit of knowledge or interest in this field, you will not regret sampling the works of two great authors.

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