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"An Edition of the Soledades de Buçaco and other poems"

Dr. Valerie Hegstrom

Bernarda Ferreira de Lacerda’s Soledades de Buçaco has never been edited or reprinted since its publication in 1634. Since then only one critical article has studied this work (Felipe B. Pedraza Jiménez’s 1989 “Las Soledades de Buçaco de Bernarda Ferreira da la Cerda”). This edition will make it possible for scholars of Early Modern Spanish and Portuguese literature to study and appreciate her poetry. The edition will include a biography of the author, a description of the original book, a critical analysis of the poetry, and footnotes to explain word play, historical and mythological references, and other allusions.