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Aces 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 w. I feel kind of cheated by this book I m a long time Cisneros fan and I m used to waiting over a decade for her next book and then being blown away I expected this to be a memoir told in stories instead it s a collection of introductions to books and essays she read at various speaking events They are well written and there are some gems but serious life experiences are carefully skirted She mentions lovers and affairs that hurt her but never ever goes into depth about love and sex She repeatedly mentions a year long depression but again never interrogates the wound Her mother and father feel like cardboard cut outs and not fleshed out characters There s a ton of repetition All in all this felt like something thrown together to satisfy a contractual obligation to a publisher not at all a Cisneros masterpiece I ll keep hoping for some fiction or poetry as she remains an idol of mine Canu Cynnar 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 La bondad de los extraños 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 w. I feel kind of cheated by this book I m a long time Cisneros fan and I m used to waiting over a decade for her next book and then being blown away I expected this to be a memoir told Willy the Wizard in stories Off-side instead Enséñame más introductions to books and essays she read at various speaking events They are well written and there are some gems but serious life experiences are carefully skirted She mentions lovers and affairs that hurt her but never ever goes Wonder (The Books of Marvella, into depth about love and sex She repeatedly mentions a year long depression but again never Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set interrogates the wound Her mother and father feel like cardboard cut outs and not fleshed out characters There s a ton of repetition All The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase in all this felt like something thrown together to satisfy a contractual obligation to a publisher not at all a Cisneros masterpiece I ll keep hoping for some fiction or poetry as she remains an The Tunnel idol of mine

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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 careerFrom 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 pl. I have always been a daydreamer and that s a lucky thing for a writer Because what is a daydreamer if not another word for thinker visionary intuitive all wonderful words synonymous with girl It s official I m a Sandra Cisneros fan This is the first book of hers that I ve read and over the last few years I ve found that reading a writer s non fiction before reading their fiction has helped me better get into the writer s mind understand their influences and what drives them for a long time This collection of essays and book reviews span 30 years of Cisneros s writing career they go into stories of her life including her meeting Gwendolyn Brooks and others her travels and relationships with her family and friendsI m always looking for certain words to detail my experiences of being raised in different cultures and looking for a place to call home I pick up a lot from different writers and books but through language and content I got closest to my feelings through this bookAll these essays are excellent so warm and relatable Cisneros inspired me to write and to talk about my own experiences she showed me these stories are important For those of us living between two worlds our job in the universe is to help others see with than their eyes Our work as bicultural citizens is to help others to become visionary to help us all to examine our dilemmas in multiple ways and arrive at creative solutions Otherwise we all will perish I loved Cisneros thoughts on writing inspiration and her need for her own space I could relate to this and I often think of how due to my introvertism I desired lots of time alone It that was impossible due to my culture being an introvert created some suspicion it seems So I ve always loved the night time When I was young and still living at home my father would call me vampira for writing at night I couldn t tell him the night was my own private houseVery prevalent were the themes of a househome not only the importance of a home as a place where you live which contains memories but also as your own place in which to organize and decorate as you wish based on your wants needs etc There was an interesting essay in this where Cisneros was talking about her love of bright colours and how her neighbours did not take too kindly to her periwinkle purple coloured home in San Antonio Colour is a story An inheritance Were the San Antonio missions rascuache because they imitated the elaborate Moorish tiles they could not afford Nobody wants to live like they re poor not even the poor They prefer to live like kings That s why they paint their houses with the only wealth they have spirit Mango yellow papaya orange cobalt blue When colours arrive from the nobodies who don t create art but handicrafts who don t have culture but folklore as Eduardo Galeano sardonically says of the poor they don t count they re not available until a Rockefeller or a Luis Barragan borrows them and introduces them into the homes of the rich and gives them statusOne essay in particular stood out to me one in which Sandra Cisneros talks about a graduate seminar she attended on memory and imagination The books assigned in seminar were Speak Memory Nabokov Out of Africa Dinesen and The Poetics of Space Bachelard This is what she said about the seminar I went home that night and realized my education has been a lie had made presumptions about what was normal I wanted to uit school right then and there but I didn t Instead I got mad and anger when it s used to act when used nonviolently has power I asked myself what I could write about that my classmates couldn t I didn t want to sound like my classmates I didn t want to keep imitating the writers I d been reading Their voices were right for them but not for meAnd there I believe is the strength one eventually has when they realize that what makes them different makes them uniue and is a good thing And we can celebrate our culture and experiences through our writing and that s what Cisneros did without worrying about how her work would be perceived by those who didn t know or didn t care to understand her culture and experiences This unapologetic writing is what I ve come to associate with feminists of colour such as bell hooks Audre Lorde and Gloria Anzaldua and it s so refreshing to seeI read a library copy of this book but I will definitely be buying myself a copy Virgin Wanted illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that taken together form a jigsaw autobiography an Lie With Me in Mexico No Feelings Involved in a region where my ancestors lived for centuries the pl. 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10 thoughts on “A House of My Own Stories from My Life

  1. says:

    I have always been a daydreamer and that's a lucky thing for a writer Because what is a daydreamer if not another

  2. says:

    I savored this book Every page I didn't want it to end Sandra Cisneros' voice is incredible strong and proud She makes me want to write and be heardThis collection of essays and articles are profound and deserve to be read

  3. says:

    Sandra Cisneros’s writing is honest and poetic and lacks the self consciousness of someone aspiring to be erudite I mention this because I think for someone who is multi lingual who has read a lot and lived and traveled around the world; who graduated from a prestigious writing program and has been lauded with the prestigious MacArthur Fellowship among other awards and honors it seems she could have easily gone in another dire

  4. says:

    This book is sublime masterful surprising full of spirit and unabashed feminism Composed of experimental vignettes and glimmers from the globe trotting empathic socially conscious writer teacher poet Sandra Cisneros Some reviews here have expressed disappointment in the so called lack of juicy details revealed but I felt just the opposite The stories of Cisneros' life are courageous in their sensitivity and rev

  5. says:

    I met Sandra Cisneros on the page in college like many young people do having been assigned The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories At first I rejected it all like I tended to do at that age because I was just that sort of person As I grew up though I found a deeper appreciation for Cisneros and I'll admit she's part of the reason why I am now working on my graduate degree in Cre

  6. says:

    I feel kind of cheated by this book I'm a long time Cisneros fan and I'm used to waiting over a decade for her next book and then being blown aw

  7. says:

    What A Book If I was a Cisneros fan before this really sealed the deal So many aspects of this life story resonates with me

  8. says:

    A House of My Own Stories From My Life is a charming memoir in the form of compilation – book reviews forewards epilogues etc – composed over her writing life and presented or less in chronological order Part search for home part explora

  9. says:

    I decided to read Sandra Cisneros' A House of My Own Stories from My Life after reading a review by avid reader and active GoodReads

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    When she was reading in Portland

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