The Divine Recluse, Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz
148 pages, 5 x 8
Release Date:17 Feb 2022

The Divine Recluse, Sor Juana de Maldonado y Paz

A Novel of Colonial Guatemala

Universitas Press

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.

RELATED TOPICS: Fiction, Literature
Máximo Soto Hall, (1871-1944), born in Guatemala City, is one of the most important Guatemalan writers of the twentieth century.
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