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The Resource A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros

A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros

Label
A house of my own : stories from my life
Title
A house of my own
Title remainder
stories from my life
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Cisneros
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico, in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest--an important milestone in a storied career"--Provided by publisher
  • "A book of essays spanning the author's career a[nd] reflecting upon the various homes she's lived in around the world"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Bklst 09/15/2015
  • LJ 09/01/2015
  • PW 09/07/2015
  • Kirkus 08/01/2015
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hydra House -- No Place Like Home -- Luis Omar Salinas -- Falling in Love with Enamoramiento -- Marguerite Duras -- Huipiles -- Vivan los Muertos -- Straw into Gold -- A Tango for Astor -- Only Daughter -- Letter to Gwendolyn Brooks -- My Wicked Wicked Ways -- Who Wants Stories Now -- La Casa Que Canta -- Mercè Rodoreda -- The House on Mango Street's Tenth Birthday -- I Can Live Sola and I Love to Work -- Tapicero's Daughter -- Guadalupe the Sex Goddess -- ¡Que Vivan los Colores! -- Tenemos Layaway, or, How I Became an Art Collector -- An Ofrenda for My Father on Day of the Dead -- Un Poquito de Tu Amor -- Eduardo Galeano -- Infinito Botánica -- El Pleito/The Quarrel -- To Seville, with Love -- A White Flower -- Señor Cappuccino -- Natural Daughter -- A Girl Called Daydreamer -- A House of My Own -- An Ofrenda for My Mother -- Resurrections -- Ten Thousand -- The Author Reponds to Your Letter Requesting My Book Be Banned from the School Library -- The Girl Who Became a Saint: Teresa Urrea -- Chavela Vargas: Una Mujer Muy Mujer -- Chocolate and Donuts -- Akumal -- A Borrowed House -- Epilogue: Mi Casa Es Su Casa -- Pilón: Infinito -- Resting Place/Descano -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky2ocm74492680
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780385351331
Lccn
2015007520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, facsimiles, photographs
Label
A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Hydra House -- No Place Like Home -- Luis Omar Salinas -- Falling in Love with Enamoramiento -- Marguerite Duras -- Huipiles -- Vivan los Muertos -- Straw into Gold -- A Tango for Astor -- Only Daughter -- Letter to Gwendolyn Brooks -- My Wicked Wicked Ways -- Who Wants Stories Now -- La Casa Que Canta -- Mercè Rodoreda -- The House on Mango Street's Tenth Birthday -- I Can Live Sola and I Love to Work -- Tapicero's Daughter -- Guadalupe the Sex Goddess -- ¡Que Vivan los Colores! -- Tenemos Layaway, or, How I Became an Art Collector -- An Ofrenda for My Father on Day of the Dead -- Un Poquito de Tu Amor -- Eduardo Galeano -- Infinito Botánica -- El Pleito/The Quarrel -- To Seville, with Love -- A White Flower -- Señor Cappuccino -- Natural Daughter -- A Girl Called Daydreamer -- A House of My Own -- An Ofrenda for My Mother -- Resurrections -- Ten Thousand -- The Author Reponds to Your Letter Requesting My Book Be Banned from the School Library -- The Girl Who Became a Saint: Teresa Urrea -- Chavela Vargas: Una Mujer Muy Mujer -- Chocolate and Donuts -- Akumal -- A Borrowed House -- Epilogue: Mi Casa Es Su Casa -- Pilón: Infinito -- Resting Place/Descano -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky2ocm74492680
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
382 pages
Isbn
9780385351331
Lccn
2015007520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, facsimiles, photographs

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