All about "Foolish Men"

by Luke Lynch


Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz 12 (November 1651 – April 17, 1695) was born near Mexico city to a Spanish captain and a native mother. The self taught philosopher and poet was a part of the beginning of colonial era Mexican literature. She chose the life of a nun so as to escape the certain duties in life ascribed to women that would have hindered her education. Known as the "Tenth Muse" her works are a source of pride for Mexicans and Spaniards alike.