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By Megan Mayhew Bergman

The simplest American sequence is the premiere annual exhibit for the country’s best brief fiction and nonfiction. This targeted version includes choices from the subsequent editions:
The most sensible American brief tales edited via Geraldine Brooks
The top American Essays edited via Edwidge Danticat
The top American secret tales edited by means of Harlan Coben
The most sensible American technology and Nature Writing edited by way of Mary Roach

Each volume’s sequence editor selects extraordinary works from 1000's of magazines, journals, and internet sites. The particular visitor editor then chooses the easiest twenty or so items to put up. This exact process has made the simplest American sequence the main revered – and most well-liked – of its variety.

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H er thirst for knowledge was insatiable. ” She also was guileful, retaining her ties to the viceregal court in spite of the changing political climate. A sign of her sta­ tus and influence was the commission she received in 1680 to write a poem celebrating a triumphal cathedral arch to honor the advent of a new viceregal period, that of the Marqués de la La­ guna. Sor Juana composed “Allegorical N eptune” as a dedication to the architectural structure and an explanation of its allusions, which included the figure of N eptune as a reference to the mar­ qués.

O n occasion lay vis­ itors were allowed in, even invited to participate in conventual convocations, but only in restricted areas. As the critic Luis Harss states in Sor Juana's Dream, “It was an age of great pageantry, given to grand entries through ceremonial arches, majestic Te Deums with ringing church bells, allegorical floats and fireworks, dramatic mystery plays, rousing popular farces. Although the conventual ideal was still sacrificial self-denial, many nuns, like vestal courtesans, led quite luxurious lives, with slaves and ser­ vants.

Rebellion, Albert Camus loved to say, is to say no. And that “n o ” would soon turn Sor Juana into a patriotic emblem: her portraits would be ubiquitous on stamps and on thousand-peso notes and coins, her memory repeatedly evoked in operas, films, science-fiction stories, murals, music videos, poems, studies and eulogies of all sorts, and tributes by literati in Mexico and beyond, such as Gabriela Mistral, Amado Ñervo, Xavier Villaurrutia, and José Lezama Lima. Father Calleja describes Sor Juana’s final days: “The illness was extremely contagious and Sister Juana, by nature compassionate and charitable, attended all [her fellow nuns] without rest and without fear of their proxim ity .

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