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Woman Hollering Creek Summary
Sandra Cisneros

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Woman Hollering Creek Summary

Introduction

"Woman Hollering Creek" was first published in Sandra Cisneros's 1991 collection of short stones, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Like her novel, The House on Mango Street, published in 1983, which describes the lives of Mexican immigrants in a Chicago neighborhood, "Woman Hollering Creek" describes the lives of Mexicans who have crossed the border to live on "el otro lado"- the other side-in the American Southwest. Critically acclaimed as a major voice in Chicana and feminist literature, Cisneros has won numerous awards and has established herself as an important voice in the American literary mainstream as well. Cisneros's work is widely anthologized, and her novel, short stories, and poetry are part of many high school and college literature classes,

In "Woman Hollering Creek" Cisneros writes of a woman, Cleofilas, who is trapped' in a constricting, culturally assigned gender role due to her linguistic isolation, violent marriage, and poverty. Weaving...

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