Sandra Cisneros is the first female Mexican-American writer to have her work published by a mainstream publisher.
Why her writing’s are cool:
“Cisneros’s work deals with the formation of Chicana identity, exploring the challenges of being caught between Mexican and Anglo-American cultures, facing the misogynist attitudes present in both these cultures, and experiencing poverty.” – Wikipedia
Sandra Cisneros Quotes:
“My feminism is humanism, with the weakest being those who I represent, and that includes many beings and life forms, including some men.”
The House on Mango Street Quotes:
“In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting.” I *love* the paradox of bilingual-ness, translation, struggle, cultural differences etc. etc. that this once sentence captures.
“Her power is her own. She will not give it away.”
“Until then I am a red balloon, a balloon tied to an anchor.”
“She looked out the window her whole life, the way so many women sit their sadness on an elbow […] Esperanza. I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window.”
“Like it or not you are Mango Street, and one day you’ll come back too.”
“I put it down on paper and then the ghost does not ache so much. I write it down and Mango says goodbye sometimes. She does not hold me with both arms. She sets me free.”
Really interesting bio: Sandra Cisneros
What’s your favorite book or writing of Sandra Cisneros? Who are other writers that inspire you?