Once Again I Prove the Theory of Relativity Essay

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In the following interview, Cisneros discusses her works, the autobiographical elements in them, and her evolution as a woman.

[Rodríguez Aranda]: Lets start with what I call the soil where Sandra Cisneros' "wicked" seed germinated. Your first book, The House on Mango Street, is it autobiographical?

[Cisneros]: That's a question that students always ask me because I do a lot of lectures in Universities. They always ask: "Is this a true story?" or, "How many of these stories are true?" And I have to say, "Well they're all true." All fiction is non-fiction. Every piece of fiction is based on something that really happened. On the other hand, it's not autobiography because my family would be the first one to confess: "Well it didn't happen that way." They always contradict my stories. They don't understand I'm not writing autobiography.

What I'm doing is I'm writing true stories...

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