The House on Mango Street

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Arte Público Press, 1983 - Chicago (Ill.) - 103 pages
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Originally published in 1985, and republished to coincide with the release of Cisneros' new book, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, this is the stunning debut noveld in a series of vignettes, it is the story of a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago.

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I read this book in two days. It's a short book, a sort of quasi-memoir, written in little vignettes which draw you into Cisneros' world. I love books that take me into a neighborhood, a culture where ... Read full review

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this is diffrent from other books. while in other books you can just read and everything seem to fall into place this one gives you diffrent stories not just one. to read this you must have your mind open and try and reat to what the charators go thought. you have to take ur time and if you have to re-read the 'chapter' i for one loved it. but for others who may not see things too claerly and dont like to get a deeper meaning to things might not like it. but thouse who can think deeper then other would like it. at lest i think so... 



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Sandra Cisneros was in Chicago, Illinois on December 20, 1954. She received a B.A. in English from Loyola University of Chicago in 1976 and a M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Iowa in 1978. She has worked as a college recruiter, an arts administrator, a teacher to high school dropouts, and a poet. She has also visited numerous colleges around the country as a visiting writer. She has written several books including The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Loose Woman, and Have You Seen Marie?. She has been honored with numerous awards including the MacArthur Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Texas Medal of the Arts.

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