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The Divine Recluse, Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz

A Novel of Colonial Guatemala

The Divine Recluse, Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz: A Novel of Colonial Guatemala, is the English translation of Guatemalan author Máximo Soto Hall’s La Divina Reclusa. Based on the life of Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz, a Conceptionist nun, The Divine Recluse presents an imaginative portrayal of a Central American colonial city with its family secrets, class warfare, unrequited loves, and power struggles. The novel is preceded by a critical essay that provides historical context and why we know about this enigmatic woman.

148 pages | 5 x 8

Literature and Literary Criticism: British and Irish Literature

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