Item Details

A House of My Own: Stories From My Life

Sandra Cisneros
Format
Book
Published
New York : Vintage Books, 2016.
Edition
First Vintage books edition
Language
English
Uniform Title
Essays
ISBN
9780345807175, 0345807170
Summary
"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 career. From 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 places 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 woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest--an important milestone in a storied career"--
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Hydra House
  • No place like home
  • Luis Omar Salinas
  • Falling in love with Enamoramiento
  • Marguerite Duras
  • Huipiles
  • Vivan los muertos
  • Straw into gold
  • A tango for Astor
  • Only daughter
  • Letter to Gwendolyn Brooks
  • My wicked wicked ways
  • Who wants stories now
  • La casa que canta
  • Mercè Rodoreda
  • House on Mango Street's tenth birthday
  • I can live sola and I love to work
  • Tapicero's daughter
  • Guadalupe the sex goddess
  • ¡Que vivan los colores!
  • Tenemos layaway, or, How I became an art collector
  • An ofrenda for my father on Day of the Dead
  • Un poquito de tu amor
  • Eduardo Galeano
  • Infinito botánica
  • El pleito/The quarrel
  • To Seville, with love
  • A white flower
  • Señor Cappuccino
  • Natural daughter
  • A girl called daydreamer
  • A house of my own
  • An ofrenda for my mother
  • Resurrections
  • Ten thousand
  • Author responds to your letter requesting my book be banned from the school library
  • Girl who became a saint : Teresa Urrea
  • Chavela Vargas : una mujer muy mujer
  • Chocolate and donuts
  • Akumal
  • A borrowed house
  • Epilogue: Mi casa es su casa
  • Pilón : infinito
  • Resting place/Descanso.
Description
382 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Notes
Previously published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
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