A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (Vintage International)

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A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (Vintage International)

A House of My Own: Stories from My Life (Vintage International)

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You know, when I was a child, I always felt that I wanted to rescue my mom from the slights of her mother-in-law. 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. A House of My Own is a compilation of true stories and non-fiction pieces that form a 'jigsaw autobiography' of the author's life. This collection puts a gifted storyteller at your fingertips, one who offers a panoply of life in apartments, rented rooms and borrowed houses, a journey with a curious, lively mind and reflections on cultures, families and traditions.

Long-time fans will recognize her inimitable style that frequently spirals into lush sensory language. But they forget to mention that a part of them is born in you, not immediately, I’ve learned, but eventually, and gradually.

On a recent episode of the Code Switch podcast, I interviewed Cisneros about her 2016 memoir, A House of My Own. A House of My Own: Stories From My Life is a charming memoir in the form of compilation – book reviews, forewards, epilogues, etc.

Wherever she settles, even when she settles, she is Sandra Cisneros, a wandering spirit and creator of stories. I’ve been a fan of Cisneros since middle school, when I read “Eleven,” like a lot of American middle schoolers. All image and audio content is used by permission of the copyright holders or their agents, and/or according to fair dealing as per the UK Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. For those of us living between two worlds, our job in the universe is to help others see with more than their eyes.This blog is dedicated to book reviews, everything related to literature, travel as well as reflections on art and slow living. She lived 20 years of her life in San Antonio, a city I barely knew before I read about it in A House of My Own. Now, after decades of traveling [and] as she's settling into life in Mexico, Cisneros is not only finding a new purpose in her life, but also her longed-for spiritual home. Though] lovers are not as present as friends and family--her critical support system, who are deservedly celebrated--two figures who show clearer than all the others are Cisneros' parents.

So reading A House of My Own: Stories from My Life felt like I had a front row seat to interview after interview (even though this isn't the format the book takes) in which she relates society, culture, and politics to how her life and her art have unfolded. Cisneros is best known for T he House on Mango Street, about Esperanza, a Mexican-American girl who turns to writing for solace from her chaotic Chicago family life. And it was just this past January, during my third semester of graduate school, where our program actually brought Sandra Cisneros to talk to us and to do a reading. It also pulls together nonfiction writings that range from literary tributes to monographs and speeches punctuated by hard-won insights. Other artists who grace the pages of the book are Marguerite Duras, Gwendolyn Brooks, Eduardo Galeano, Chavela Vargas, Mercé Rodoreda, and Astor Piazzolla.A House of My Own is a compilation of true stories and non-fiction pieces that form a ‘jigsaw autobiography’ of the author’s life. My mom really wanted my life and didn't realize that she was opening the path for me to follow my dream.



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