[The Answer] is eloquent, sardonic, learned and, particularly in its autobiographical part, of great freshness.”The Times Literary SupplementOne of the landmarks of Renaissance literature and . . . in the history of intellectual freedom. . . . This is essential reading.”Stephen Greenblatt, best-selling author and professorRecommended for informed readers.”Library JournalExpanded to include fresh translations, an updated bibliography, and the letter that provoked the writing of The Answer, this new edition of the bilingual, critical bestseller provides the most accurate translations of works by the iconic seventeenth-century Mexican nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.