Sandra Cisneros Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 23 pages of information about the life of Sandra Cisneros.
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Sandra Cisneros burst onto the publishing scene with her 1983 work, The House on Mango Street, the warm and human story of a young Chicana who comes of age in a Chicago barrio, fighting obstacles of racism, sexism, and cla ssism. With that single book, Cisneros gave voice to those who, according to a contributor for Contemporary Hispanic Biography, "had none before, the Hispanic-American woman." The House on Mango Street has become standard reading fare in high schools and colleges around the country, a window onto Hispanic and Chicana culture that did not exist before Cisneros. "I'm trying to write the stories that haven't been written," Cisneros told Jim Sagel in a Publishers Weekly interview. "I feel like a cartographer. I'm determined to fill a literary void." And fill it she has with her stories in "Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories," the 2002 novel, Caramelo, and with several volumes...

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