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Cisneros, Sandra

Overview
Works: 345 works in 1,102 publications in 15 languages and 36,802 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bildungsromans  Juvenile works  Short stories  Domestic fiction  Poetry  Biography  Autobiographies  Young adult works  Centos 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Speaker
Classifications: PS3553.I78, 813.54
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The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

219 editions published between 1983 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 8,363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In celebration of the tenth anniversary of its initial publication, and with a new introduction by the author, here is Sandra Cisnero's greatly admired and best-selling novel of a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Acclaimed by critics, beloved by children and their parents and grandparents, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street has entered the canon of coming-of-age classics even as it depicts a new American landscape. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, The House on Mango Street tells the story of Esperanza Cordero, whose neighborhood is one of harsh realities and harsh beauty. Esperanza doesn't want to belong - not to her run-down neighborhood, and not to the low expectations the world has for her. Esperanza's story is that of a young girl coming into her power, and inventing for herself what she will become. The San Francisco Chronicle has called The House on Mango Street "marvelous ... spare yet luminous. The subtle power of Cisnero's storytelling is evident. She communicates all the rapture and rage of growing up in a modern world." It is an extraordinary achievement that will live on for years to come
Caramelo, or, Puro cuento : a novel by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

45 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, Lala Reyes listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers, whose magnificent striped shawl has come into Lala's possession
Woman hollering creek, and other stories by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

43 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and German and held by 2,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour-de-force second collection (after The House on Mango Street, 1989--not reviewed) by a Chicana poet who writes of life in Southwest border towns. Cisneros's tactile prose brings to vibrant being the sights, smells, joys, and heartaches of growing up female in a culture where women are both strong and victimized, men are unfaithful, and poverty is mitigated only by family, community, and religious ties. Despite hardship, the spirit remains vital, whether as children taking pleasure in a bed shared with sisters ("My Lucy Friend Who Smells Like Corn"), playing with charred, fire-sale Barbie dolls ("Barbie-Q"), or running up and down the aisles of an old movie house ("Mexican Movies")--or as young women stealing love in dark places at too high a price ("One Holy Night" and the title story). These women lead hard but passionate lives, perhaps none more so than the wife of a Mexican general whose story unfolds in the extraordinarily evocative "Eyes of Zapata." It begins "I put my nose to your eyelashes. The skin of the eyelids as soft as the skin of the penis. . . . For the moment I don't want to think of your past nor your future. For now you are here, you are mine." Catholicism is another force operating here, brought alive in the ex votos of "Little Miracles, Kept Promises," and the smart-alecky "Auguiano Religious Articles Rosaries Statues." A collection that heralds a powerfully original talent--all the more appreciated given the all-too-often carbon-copy feel of much of today's fiction
Caramelo, o, Puro cuento by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

65 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-generational story of a Mexican-American family, from Mexico City to Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, to San Antonio
Loose woman : poems by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

29 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A candid, sexy and wonderfully mood-strewn collection of poetry that celebrates the female aspects of love, from the reflective to the overtly erotic. Seductive, earthy, at times confessional, Sandra Cisneros's vibrant new collection of poetry celebrates the female aspects of love - from the reflective to the overtly erotic - in a voice recognizable from her powerful works of fiction. These poems offer narratives as formally elegant as they are emotional and accessible. They are bound together by the voice of one woman, whose language spans cultures and continents. She is a woman who finds great strength from her roots in the barrio, and who knows better than to take herself too seriously, even as she struggles with the anguish of making sense - and making love - in a world she feels compelled to write about. With a multiplicity of moods tumbling through its lines - joyous and introspective, tender and ruthless, self-mocking and sincere, often funny and sometimes wild and rude - Loose Woman offers intoxicating poems of extraordinary insight and vivid imagination
My wicked, wicked ways by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

43 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poetry attests to the author's original passion and reveals her talent for employing the precision and musicality of language in verses both comic and sad
Hairs = Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and Spanish and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A girl describes how each person in the family has hair that looks and acts different, Papa's like a broom, Kiki's like fur, and Mama's with the sweet smell of bread before it's baked
Have you seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word "orphan" might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year-old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra feels as she finds herself motherless, alone like "a glove left behind at the bus station." What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, posting flyers and asking everywhere, "Have you seen Marie?" the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning."--Jacket
El arroyo de la Llorona y otros cuentos by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories about Mexican Americans and life on the Mexican-American border
Who do you think you are? : stories of friends and enemies by Hazel Rochman( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short stories exploring the theme of friendship
The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Esperanza, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago, life is an endless landscape of concrete and run-down tenements, and she tries to rise above the hopelessness
Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and Swedish and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During her family's annual car trip from Chicago to Mexico City, a young Mexican American woman listens to stories about her family, including her grandmother, the descendant of a renowned dynasty of shawl makers
La casa en Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

17 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young girl living in a Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago ponders the advantages and disadvantages of her environment and evaluates her relationships with family and friends
¿Has visto a María? by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La mundialmente aclamada autora de La casa en Mango Street nos brinda un relato profundamente conmovedor acerca de la p?rdida, el duelo y la sanaci?n: una f?bula para adultos l?ricamente narrada y v?vidamente ilustrada sobre una mujer que busca un gato extraviado tras la muerte de su madre. La palabra "hu?rfana" no parecer?a aplicarse a una mujer de cincuenta y tres a?os de edad. Sin embargo, as? es exactamente c?mo se siente Sandra al encontrarse sin madre, sola "como un guante abandonado en la estaci?n de autobuses". Lo que pudiera salvarla es la b?squeda de algo m?s que se ha perdido: Mar?a, la gatita blanquinegra de su amiga, Rosi, que se larg? el d?a en que ellas dos llegaron desde Tacoma. A medida que Sandra y Rosi peinan las calles de San Antonio--preguntando por todas partes y poniendo volantes-- ¿Has visto a Mar?a? hace gala de la habilidad de esta querida autora de contar cuentos llenos de magia, en un relato que nos recuerda c?mo el amor, aun cuando desaparece, no se pierde por siempre
Vintage Cisneros by Sandra Cisneros( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
The future is mestizo : life where cultures meet by Virgilio P Elizondo( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve years after it was first published, "The Future is Mestizo" is now updated and revised with a new foreword, introduction, and epilogue. This book speaks to the largest demographic change in twentieth-century United States history - the Latinization of music, religion, and culture
Sandra Cisneros by Sandra Cisneros( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
Growing up female : stories by women writers from the American mosaic( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Have you seen Marie? by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The word 'orphan' might not seem to apply to a fifty-three-year old woman. Yet this is exactly how Sandra feels as she finds herself motherless, alone like 'a glove left behind at the bus station.' What just might save her is her search for someone else gone missing: Marie, the black-and-white cat of her friend, Roz, who ran off the day they arrived from Tacoma. As Sandra and Roz scour the streets of San Antonio, the pursuit of this one small creature takes on unexpected urgency and meaning"--Container
Loose woman ; Woman Hollering Creek ; The house on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros( Recording )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woman Hollering Creek: Mexican American women of San Antonio, Tex., muse on their loyalty to Mexico, their lovers and their sense of self-worth
 
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The house on Mango Street
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Caramelo, or, Puro cuento : a novelWoman hollering creek, and other storiesCaramelo, o, Puro cuentoLoose woman : poemsMy wicked, wicked waysHairs = PelitosEl arroyo de la Llorona y otros cuentosWho do you think you are? : stories of friends and enemies
Alternative Names
Cisneros, S. 1954-

Sandra Cisneros Amerikaans romanschrijfster

Sandra Cisneros escritora estadounidense

Sandra Cisneros romancière et poétesse américaine

Sandra Cisneros US-amerikanische Autorin

Xisineiluosi, Sangdela

סנדרה סיסנרוס

ساندرا سیسنروس

ಸಾಂಡ್ರಾ ಸಿಸ್ನೊರೊಸ್

സാന്ദ്ര സിസ്‍നെറോസ്

시스네로스, 산드라 1954-

씨스네로스, 쌘드라 1954-

シスネロス, サンドラ

桑德拉·希斯内羅絲

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