Cecilia del Nacimiento, Journeys of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose

The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe - The Toronto Series, Vol. 18

Cecilia del Nacimiento, Journeys of a Mystic Soul in Poetry and Prose

Translated by Kevin Donnelly and Sandra Sider
2012 | 560 pp. | 978-0-7727-2118-1 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
$45.95 |

OVEME v18
Introduced and prose translation by Kevin Donnelly
Poetry translation by Sandra Sider

This edition, which offers a bilingual selection of poetry and selected prose translated into English by the nun-author Cecilia del Nacimiento (1570–1646), increases contemporary scholars’ access to, and therefore understanding of, the Spanish early modern religious and intellectual milieu. A significant, rarely-studied mystic and poet, and member of the Discalced Carmelite Order in the years after St. Teresa of Avila’s death, Cecilia del Nacimiento exemplifies the range of possibilities used by women writers who worked within the conventions of hegemonic discourses, while creating a unique literary voice.
—Stacey Schlau
Professor, Department of Languages and Culture and the Women’s Studies Program
West Chester University, Pennsylvania