Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories #2020

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories By Sandra Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories From the author of the widely acclaimed The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides

  • Title: Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories
  • Author: Sandra Cisneros
  • ISBN: 9780679738565
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories By Sandra Cisneros From the author of the widely acclaimed The House on Mango Street comes a story collection of breathtaking range and authority, whose characters give voice to the vibrant and varied life on both sides of the Mexican border The women in these stories offer tales of pure discovery, filled with moments of infinite and intimate wisdom.
    Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories By Sandra Cisneros

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    About "Sandra Cisneros"

    1. Sandra Cisneros

      Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954 Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation Cisneros is the author of two novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo a collection of short stories, Woman Hollering Creek two books of poetry, My Wicked Ways and Loose Woman and a children s book, Hairs Pelitos She is the founder of the Macondo Foundation, an association of writers united to serve underserved communities macondofoundation , and is Writer in Residence at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

    619 thoughts on “Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories”

    1. Last year I read Sandra Cisneros House on Mango Street and felt an affinity toward her as I discovered that she grew up on the northwest side of Chicago and attended the University of Iowa Writers Workshop Mostly an autobiographical account, Mango Street detailed the coming of age of a Mexican American girl in Chicago Since debuting with her novella, Cisneros paved the way for a generation of Latin American women who I refer to fondly as las amigas After moving to San Antonio, Cisneros rose to p [...]


    2. This is my favourite fact about Sandra Cisneros she bought a house in San Antonio, Texas and painted it purple, which caused uproar in the neighbourhood.When I grow up, I want to be Sandra Cisneros I want to be a great writer paint my house an obnoxious colour and court other people s hatred.Anyway.This collection of short stories is, like many collections of short stories, a bit of a mixed bag Most of the stories revolve around poor Latina women, touching upon themes of romance, religion and fa [...]


    3. So many stories in this book are absolute art There are perhaps two or three tales that did not grip me, but otherwise I have read all the others at least five times over the years Cisneros truly found her voice here poetic, hypnotic, erotic storytelling with multi cultural and feminist undertones I truly envy her gift in this collection.


    4. I expected to like this I really enjoyed her poetry collection My Wicked Wicked Ways I recommend people check it out However, this collection of short stories were bland to me Can Cisneros write beautifully Yes, she can But these stories are don t have much plot driving them Some of them are simply vignettes The collection s literary value comes from the variety of Chicana experience it includes There are many different women here However, a man is central to almost all of them and certainly to [...]


    5. 4.5 I love this collection so much I can t wait to re read it in the future I love all the stories of these complex women and their various experiences in life It was beautiful and I love the mixture of Spanish and English Just so so lovely, emotional, and i m happy this collection exists.




    6. I recently read Cisneros The House on Mango Street, published 1984 That was her first book This book Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories published 1991, shows Cisneros developing her voice Only one section collection of micro stories, Little Miracles, Kept Promises has a hint of ungenuity And only a hint This a writer who has arrived.I saw Cisneros speak at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi in early 1995, after Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories and before Caramelo She was already very [...]


    7. 3.5 stars.I have this dream where one day I anthologize all my favorite short stories A couple of stories from this collection would make that anthology easily Especially the title story which I adored.What Sandra Cisneros does best is give voice to women so often silenced And those voices are strong and brave and flawed and human She also does not shy away from using Mexican slang with no translation which I really appreciated So many of the cultural things she discusses weren t something I was [...]


    8. I wish I liked this since so many people I respect sing its praises Instead of being drawn into Cisneros s voice or themes, I found the execution of the stories to be largely frustrating Cisneros likes to use lists in her stories, lists of sounds, lists of items for sale at the grocery, lists of things that remind her of a child s ear, etc For me, this got old very quickly, and became a huge distraction from whatever the story was I wanted to like her insight into Mexican American culture I want [...]


    9. I found this short story collection to be witty, bittersweet, and devastating all at once Fusing poetry and prose that makes one laugh, and cry at the same time, I find that Cisneros collection outdoes her famous masterpiece, The House on Mango Street Here the voices of women on the Texas Mexican border are all too real, full of pain, sorrow and a lot of love and hate to spare The best stories include the title story, and the hilariously funny and sad Never Marry a Mexican Provocative, sexy and [...]


    10. I m cheating here because we only read three stories, but her writing is addictive and I loved each piece A simplistic writing style, yet such powerful stories with equally meaningful messages I might revisit this one later to read some from it when I have the time and the will


    11. Sandra Cisneros Woman Hollering Creek is about a young girl named Cleofilas who just recently got married to a man named Juan Pedro The story itself was very confusing at first but as I began to read it, you meet a girl who is trying to live the life of a soap opera but seems to be stuck in what people would consider reality As a reader you first come across this when Juan Pedro strikes Cleofilas for the first time, when he hits her she expected to run off crying like they do in the shows but in [...]


    12. I have this out of the library I think she s amazing you can smell and taste her stories Lots are about childhood, many are very short, just sketches really Update I ll call this read, because I had to take it back overdue after a renewal I had saved one long story for last, so I think I ll just go to the library and read it there Such interesting characters, lots of them bi cultural back and forth between the US and Mexico The title story is a good example A young hispanic woman from Texas marr [...]


    13. Sandra Cisneros is a powerful, beautiful writer She is so impactful that I used her name for my Starbucks order the other night and that is one of the highest places of honor I can give anyone This book is clearly a feminist one, a call to change the way we think of women and men in our lives, and it is so neatly done There were moments in her stories where I had to sit back and stop because her imagery is so natural, it shocks you It s nothing you d expected but placed perfectly at the right ti [...]


    14. It is apropos that I should read this collection now, what with all the racism being dredged up by Trump and his like minded ilk, that we need a reminder once in a while that Americans of Mexican descent, as well as later immigrants and even the less legal ones, are a deeply entwined, and large, part of the fabric that holds this country together And no one that I can think of is better at providing glimpses into that world than Sandra Cisneros Wow, what a delightful group of stories we have her [...]


    15. Written by an author with a powerful and distinct voice she frequently lapses into snippets of Spanish , the book makes for a challenging read But it s worth persisting, if only for the short story Eleven which features a feisty eleven year old narrator and the inspiring call for real to life women in pop culture I want them to be women who make things happen, not women who things happen to.Real women The ones I ve loved all my lifeThe ones I ve known everywhere except on TV, in books and magaz [...]


    16. As with many collections, there are some stories here that I loved, but some that were just okay The title story was wonderful I loved the vivid pictures she painted in that and many of the stories I lived in Texas for 16 years with many of those years being in San Antonio so I appreciated many of the references I had to smile when in the final story she waxed poetic about grackles Grackles can be noisy and annoying, but they are also beautiful in their own way and cannot be ignored She called t [...]


    17. I read this book in conjunction with The House on Mango Street and recommend reading that book first This book feels like it starts where the other leaves off with much adult themes and as a result many emotional facets What struck me most was her descriptions of the scents of things Reading this book was like eating a five course meal and I enjoyed every morsel I appreciate the multilayers of the small stories and just being led wherever the author chose to take me It s a wonderful ride


    18. I love Cisneros s writing This is clearly poetic in nature, and there is really no plot But she paints a vivid picture This is a series of essays, set in the US and in Mexico Cisneros uses a lot of Spanish in these stories and most of my book club members both book clubs did not appreciate them very much But I find her works immensely enjoyable.


    19. This book was recomended by novelist and book editor Jenny Shank as part of the Rocky Mountain Land Library s A Reading List For the President Elect A Western Primer for the Next Administration.


    20. My Spanish teacher recommended I read something in Spanish I went looking for Isabel Allende stories, saw this and decided that, for the same reasons Cisneros isn t as good a writer as Allende, she ll be easier to read And I liked The House on Mango Street.


    21. I read this collection of short stories during my women in literature class in college Each story offers an amazing tale Every woman and man should read this.


    22. Despite being burnt out on short stories, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading this collection Sandra Cisneros is one of the most beautiful writers I have ever read.


    23. i liked a few stories in this book Her writing is superb as usual but most of the stories I just thought they were ok.


    24. I loved this There was not a single story I didn t get hooked by I especially loved the ones with the barbies, and the historical ones I think I need books by her in my life.




    25. Cisneros was one of my first introductions to language used in this lyrical way I fell in love with Cisneros, particarly BBQ and Ten, from her House on Mango Street.


    26. I had originally read the short story, Never Marry a Mexican, for class, but my curiosity spiked from the eccentric short story, that I ended up reading the other short stories as well I really loved this book because I feel like it represents the insecurities of women The title is also fits very well, with the different ideas that are based around the woman hollering creek In Never Marry a Mexican, the negative images that Hispanic American experience from feeling like they don t belong is show [...]


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