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Hunger’s Brides A Novel of the Baroue

REVIEW ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ W. Paul Anderson

T it around on my recent business trips therefore it left Behind Now I Ve Now I ve another so I ll have to finish that before I come back here I just can t deal with multiple story lines it s like trying to watch two movies at the same time I just can t do it The word magisterial is often sed when referring to non fiction works of great scope and comprehensiveness but it totally
"fits hunger s "
Hunger s Anderson weaves together past and present in this novel about Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz the real life brilliant poet scientist philosopher who lived in 17th century Mexico and ran afoul of the Inuisition and the leaders of the Church who were confounded by the intelligence of this weaker vessel In a time when women were not expected to be much than decorative objects their interests confined solely to domestic concerns Sor Juana s mastery of Latin and logic and her defense of science and of the rights of the native people put her at odds with both Church and State Hunger s Bride is also about the modern day brilliant graduate student Beulah Lismoneros who becomes obsessed with Sor Juana but who has her own demons to fight and whose trip to Mexico in search of Sor Juana ends badly in a way reminiscent of The Sheltering Sky Beulah s story is told partly in the first person and partly from the per. Wo years earlier following her obsession with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz who was born in 1648 entered a convent at age nineteen and became the greatest poet of her time only to die of plague in 1695 As a police investigation closes in around Gregory he examines the box's contents fearful of incriminating evidence Beulah may have against him translated poems of Sor Juana a travel. DNF Too heady at a time I needed brain candy I ve been trying to get through this tome of a book for a few years now It s sad really I read a lot Big books small books it doesn t matter I read fast so I ll just finish them and move onto the next I received this one as a birthday gift in February and I found it so not engrossing that I put it down periodically and re Difficult reading I ve put it down for now to read other things I ve place higher on my to read list I think I ll not finish this ntil I get my Kindle because its such a large book its cumbersome to readThe story can be ite engrossing at points but it is this amazingly panoramic description of all the details of an era and culture that are The Ascent of Man unfamiliar to me so that makes it difficult to digestickly so thick so detailed so disturbing I m an avid lover of the history and poetry of Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz The imagery is vivid and the connectionsparallelisms made is excruciating but tenderly described I ve literally never read a book like it I would pick it p read through parts of it and put it down I ve ripped out poems
"translated and put "
and put the book and put them on my walls Good book but its not an
poems translated and put in the book and put them on my walls Good book but its not an read book that introduced me to sor juana s life I did get started on this but this book is oppressively heavy I couldn t car. On a frigid winter's night a man escapes from an apartment in which a young woman lies bleeding In his hands he clutches a box he has found there He is Donald Gregory a once respected college professor and serial adulterer whose last affair has left his career in ruins She is Beulah Limosneros one of his students and for a brief time his lover Beulah had disappeared into Mexico .

Spective of the niversity professor whose affair
"with her results "
her results his fall from graceIt was interesting reading this at the same time as 72 Hour Hold in which we get a mother s perspective on her daughter s mental illness because in Hunger s Brides we hear directly from Beulah who is also troubled by bipolar disorder Can t remember if that was the exact diagnosis given but she had a lot of the behavior patterns exhbited by Campbell s Trina Massive a giant doorstop of a book but tterly hypnotic There s two narrative threads a modern day tale of manuscripts and academics the other the story of Sor Juana Ines de la the other the story of Sor Juana Ines de la a scholar and poet in the early years of post conuest America Her story is fascinating than the modern one and indeed author Anderson has recognized that reissuing the book stripped of the modern narrative Nevertheless I loved it but for fans of the long read only A huge doorstopper of a book A disgraced Calgary academic digs through the papers of his former studentlover ncovering the tale of Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz a seventeenth century Mexican nun poet writer and early feminist who abruptly signed a vow of silence and died helping plague victims The nun is real The academic and his student one devoutly hopes are fictional Complex and engrossing real The academic and his student one devoutly hopes are fictional Complex and engrossing neat postmodern footnotes. Journal research notes on the Spanish conuest of the Americas and the Inuisition diary entries concerning him and a strange manuscript about Sor Juana Based on the life of one of literature's most compelling figures Paul Anderson's astonishing debut O viziune a sentimentelor unveils a great poet's withdrawal from the world who at the height of her creative powers signs a vow of contrition in her own blood.

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