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Border crossings and beyond : the life and works of Sandra Cisneros

Author: Carmen Haydée Rivera
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2009.
Series: Women writers of color.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Best known as the author of The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros is recognized as one the most important contemporary U.S. writers. In this book, the author examines the ways in which issues of cultural and racial identity are reflected in Cisneros' writing and social activism. She looks at Cisneros' creative process when writing novels and analyzes her poetry collections, highlighting the distinctions that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Also issued in e-book format:
Rivera, Carmen Haydée.
Border crossings and beyond.
Named Person: Sandra Cisneros; Sandra Cisneros; Sandra Cisneros; Sandra Cisneros; Sandra Cisneros
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carmen Haydée Rivera
ISBN: 9780313345180 031334518X 9780313345197 0313345198
OCLC Number: 320194105
Description: xiv, 127 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: An artist in the making --
Telling to live: an approach to Sandra Cisneros' fictional world --
"Entering into the serpent": a provocative Chicana poetics --
Caramelo: weaving family and national history into storytelling --
A rebellious soul in San Antonio: Sandra Cisneros' social activism.
Series Title: Women writers of color.
Responsibility: Carmen Haydée Rivera.

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Best known as the author of The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros is recognized as one the most important contemporary U.S. writers. In this book, the author examines the ways in which issues of cultural and racial identity are reflected in Cisneros' writing and social activism. She looks at Cisneros' creative process when writing novels and analyzes her poetry collections, highlighting the distinctions that she makes between the two forms of writing. The author concludes with a discussion of Cisneros' role as an activist involved in community affairs, particularly those related to the development of Latino/a lives. This book is a revealing and multi-faceted portrait of Cisneros as writer, woman, and Mexican American.

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