Sandra Cisneros | Critical Essay by Jacqueline Doyle

This literature criticism consists of approximately 17 pages of analysis & critique of Sandra Cisneros.
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Critical Essay by Jacqueline Doyle

SOURCE: Doyle, Jacqueline. “Haunting the Borderlands: La Llorona in Sandra Cisneros's ‘Woman Hollering Creek’.” Frontiers 16, no. 1 (1996): 53-70.

In the following essay, Doyle examines Cisneros's utilization of the La Llorona myth in her story “Woman Hollering Creek” and argues that the story “charts psychological, linguistic, and spiritual border crossings.”

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She is crying for her dead child

the lover gone, the lover not yet come:

Her grito splinters the night

—Gloria Anzaldúa, “My Black Angelos,Borderlands/La Frontera1

“If I were asked what it is I write about,” Sandra Cisneros commented in a lecture in 1986, “I would have to say I write about those ghosts inside that haunt me, that will...

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