El libro de las Heridas: De Sor Juana al Narco.
Dr. Gladys Ilarregui. El libro de las Heridas: De Sor Juana al Narco. (The Book of Wounds: From Sor Juana to the Narco)/Bilingual Edition. Puebla, Mexico: Benemerita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, 2017. Dr. Gladys Ilarregui's book is a poetic attempt to register the violence of Mexico, departing from the phrase of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, "The world alight, and I awake," that positions the author as a witness of Latin American violence in the seventeenth century. From the beginning, it is an attempt to travel through the mystical and conventual language of the colonial period into the world of women as victims of different types of prohibitions and violence, as well as the creators of rich symbolic universes and habits of great intimacy. The poems can be read individually but they form a whole textual landscape utilizing very well-known Mexican icons and literary authors to enter into the commonality of crimes, disappearances and persecution of normal citizens. Dr. América Martínez's translation brought to this work the excellence of her biculturalism and bilingualism in a remarkable collaborative work.