Vintage Cisneros (Paperback)
|Author: Sandra Cisneros|
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|One of the most beloved of contemporary American writers, Sandra Cisneros evokes her own Latina experience and makes it universally accessible in excerpts from the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo; a generous selection of poems from the collections My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; and eight stores from "Woman Hollering Creek."|
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“Sandra Cisneros knows both that the heart can be broken and that it can rise and soar like a bird. Whatever story she chooses to tell, we should be listening for a long time to come.” —The Washington Post Book World
A winner of the PEN Center West Award for Best Fiction and the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, Sandra Cisneros evokes working-class Latino experience with an irresistible mix of realism and lyrical exuberance.
Vintage Cisneros features an excerpt from her bestselling novel The House on Mango Street, which has become a favorite in school classrooms across the country. Also included are a chapter from her new novel, Caramelo; a generous selection of poems from My Wicked Wicked Ways and Loose Woman; and seven stories from her award-winning collection Woman Hollering Creek.
Evoking her own Latina experience, an introduction to the work of the acclaimed author features excerpts from
The daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother, Cisneros has six brothers. She has worked as a teacher to high school dropouts, a poet in schools, a college recruiter, and an arts administrator. Her first novel, THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, is a perennial seller and a basic text in multicultural literature courses.