A House of My Own

A House of My Own

Stories From My Life

Book - 2015 | First edition
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"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.
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780385351331
Branch Call Number: 813.54 CISNEROS
Characteristics: 382 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm


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Jul 14, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed these essays about home, self, solitude, family, writing, living, being.

May 03, 2016

Big fan of Sandra C; very proud of her being a homegirl from Chicago. I like some of her writing techniques though she should use layman's terms at times if she wants her reader to be connected with her thru her story telling.

Mar 19, 2016

I purposely avoided Cisneros's "The House on Mango Street", because it was on my daughter's middle-school reading list. I still have no plans to read it...but thoroughly enjoyed this memoir.

Culturally educational, from the perspective of a female in a Mexican-American family. Cisneros comes across as ambitious, independent and intelligent. She wandered the globe to fulfill her dreams of writing, making her homes in many interesting places.

I enjoy books about books, and this writing provided several threads which I intend to follow, authors whom I have yet to read.

Feb 24, 2016

I really love this book, it speaks to me about the houses I have loved too.

Jan 28, 2016

I have always enjoyed her writing. It was great getting more acquainted with Cisneros.


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