Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

TitleLieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsErauso, Catalina de
Number of Pages80
PublisherBeacon Press
CityBoston
Abstract

This memoir is the autobiographical account of a Basque woman who fled convent life in Spain, made her way to the Indies disguised as a page boy, and spent 22 years as a soldier in the colonies, mostly in Chile and the Peru, in early 17th century. Traditionally rejected as a work of fiction, Catalina de Erauso's story has been verified - to the extent that verification is possible - as well as authenticated by recent scholarship. This is the English version of Historia de la monja alférez (1988). [Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.]

 

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