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Lo pienso bien y lo digo mal dBook Review 4 out of 5 stars to The House on Mango Street a short series of vignettes published in 1984 and written by Sandra Cisneros Picture it Long Island August 1995 18 year old college student receives a letter in the mail revealing two books he must read prior to attending the freshmen orientation seminar on his firstay of college later that month Young kid says They re giving me work to The Illustrated Anthology of Sorcery, Magic, and Alchemy do already WT It went something like that And it wasn t that Iidn t want to read and I was a good student but seriously I m scared of going off to college and already being told to start Love, Immortal (Alchemy, doing some work Can t I have some break before I never mind So I read it And wow it s fantastic A short collection of stories about growing up in Chicago learning how to live on your own sort of Meetingifferent people The Lego DC Super Heroes description on goodreadsescribes this as a novel It is not a novel It isn t a collection of stories either The word is vignette snapshots of significant moments people in young Esperanza s ay to ay life sprinkled with her understanding that she will leave this House on Mango Street and the Houses not on Mango Street that could be on Mango Street and write but that Mango Street will never leave her There is no central plot line or conflict Some characters go as uick as
we meet them while others linger throughout the book or pop in here and there It could be meet them while others linger throughout the book or pop in here and there It could be journal if Esperanza were a real girl writing in Chicago But while the vignette style of the book lacks the conventions of short stories or a novel The House on Mango Street shares one thing with those traditional literary fiction forms by the end of the book Esperanza is changed The snapshots she s stepped through and Renaissance Emerge Series documented on paper have opened her eyes in a new way and she sees new avenues for her future She s transformed from a child to a young adult Each vignette isifferent and entertaining Some sad some funny some reamy some fierce I was 16 when my grandmother gave me this
book for Christmas and I think it rejuvenated my love for reading for Christmas and I think it rejuvenated my love for reading GOOD BOOKS I been stuck on novels for school and Mary Higgins Clark since I turned 12 and reading Cisnernos led me to college to study English literature No jokeAlso though I already knew I wanted to be led me to college to study English literature No jokeAlso though I already knew I wanted to be writer this book opened my eyes to the excitement and versatility of voice in fiction The writer s use of a young first person point of view as the voice through to convey the often From a Whisper to a Shout difficult unsavory realities in the adult world appealed to me greatly Subseuently I ve beenrawn to using this style of POV ever since Original pub ate 1984This is another one of those reading list classics that I figured I should try Especially since it s really short The book consists entirely of vignettes from the author s childhood in a poor section of Chicago The writing is beautiful and spare no vignette is longer that 2 or 3 pages and the font is huge and widely spaced It reads like poetry really the words are potent and evocative rather than exhaustively escriptiveMy reading of this book actually had some unexpected bonus material I picked my copy up at a library used book sale in Maine and the previous owner appears to have been a slightly Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom dim witted 8th or 9th grader who felt obliged to write inane comments in all the margins When the authorescribes her annoyance at a tag along little sister who just Celtic Plant Magic: A Workbook for Alchemical Sex Rituals doesn t get it the margins shout Is Nenny retarded An odd neighbor gets the same treatment Is Ruthie retarded By the time we get to the author s lovelyescription of her own weakness and vulnerability a comparison between her and the skinny trees in front of her house we ve graduated to Eating Reading Contemporary African American Literature disorder Why is she so thinSigh Pop psychology has clearly killed future generations ability to process art RIP intelligent thought It s a little after 2am I m having thereams The ones that blindside me and have that weird echo is or isn t this real Sleep isn t going to happen What s new I leave my room to check out the house. This coming of age bestselling novel tells the story of Esperanza Cordero a young gi. ,
And that is their immediate neighbourhoodBut for Ms Cisneros it causes the craving to capture that simplicity that wonderful childhood pure immediacy that magic of being very young and untarnished and not knowing or caring much about the adult world except as it affords her opportunities for wonder to capture that beautiful world for us in printAnd she Southern African Literature: An Introduction does thatExceptionally wellThe poor in spirit like Ms Cisneros inherit the EARTHAnd all the immense riches of being poor and never knowing itJust REVELLING in a child s basic FreedomThe real world as we adults know it is a constricted world of bizarre rules and constant electronic surveillanceBut it is not that to an innocent childAnd these impoverished sisters are thrown as Cisneros was into a world that neither listens much to them or appreciated their wisdomAnd so they are thus thrown to their own freeevices Which being uite ingenuous and poor in spiritAre to them The Infinite Wealth of Little Princesses Ever since middle school when I Happy Alchemy: On the Pleasures of Music and the Theatre discovered the writings of the amigas I have jumped at the opportunity to read novels written by Hispanic women Despite my life long love of this genre I have never until now had the privilege of reading Sandra Cisneros A House on Mango Street Cisneros is a torch bearer for the Hispanic women writers who I love to read today so I feel privileged to have read her first novel now over 30 years old Sandra Cisneros grew up on Chicago s north side on Keeler street not far from where my grandmother s family settled when they first came to the United States over half a century earlier than the Cisneros family Recognizing street names and places I felt an instant comradeship with Cisneros Additionally she attended the University of Iowa Writers Workshop where I spent my undergraduate years At the time she was one of two women of color in the programominated by white men She was viewed as a poet rather than a writer so was not afforded the same oppo I make a story for my life for each step my brown shoe takesEsperanza Cordero a Mexican American girl living in poverty gives a soaring voice to a multitude of characters who otherwise would remain in Plowshares Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture (Independent Studies in Political Economy) darkness all their pitiful lives Echoing the undying optimism even in the most wretched place Esperanza stands for sunnyays for light and memories In the midst of countless insignificant young adult books The House On Mango Street is an exception Awe inspiring writing with a powerful message Gem is Mine but Heart is Yours dulyelivered Partly biographical partly fiction this wonderful book by Sandra Cisneros is an influential coming of age story that is still being used in schools today Cisneros born in Chicago in 1954 to Mexican parents an only girl with 7 brothers experienced a transient early childhood as the family moved back and forth from Chicago to Mexico But when she was 11 they settled American Africans in Ghana Black Expatriates and the Civil Rights Era The John Hope Franklin Series in African American History and Culture down and bought a house in the Humboldt Park area of Chicago predominantly Puerto Rican and it was from her life experiences there sherew the ideas for her stories in The House on Mango Street As a child she experienced the ineualities that were connected to her culture her gender and her poor working class family Nevertheless she persisted and these experiences come to life in the character of Esperanza Cordero They are told she persisted and these experiences come to life in the character of Esperanza Cordero They are told little vignettes short stories with a poetic feel to them This book reminded me in many ways of Jacueline Woodson s Brown Girl Dreaming I think this one is in that must read category 45 stars A short seuence of colorful vignettes full of vivid ialogue and striking images The House on Mango Street tells the coming of age tale of its protagonist Esperanza Written in simple prose that often borders on poetry the novel takes on ifficult subjects such as grief oppression poverty and shame as well as themes of friendship family hope and joy Throughout all the novel though Esperanza maintains her resilience and grit as she struggles to find a sense of belonging in a neighborhood and society hostile to her existenc. Dvantages of her environment and evaluates her relationships with family and friends.
characters ↠ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¸ Sandra CisnerosDoors locked Check Kids asleep Checkwhoa hold up a minute Em is awake She s sitting in the living room illuminated by a booklite She s got about 4 blankets piled on top of her and she s reading Reading I m used to the insomnia on both our parts we knock around each other say a few words and pretend to sleep It s routine by now But to see her reading She a few words and pretend to sleep It s routine by now But to see her
reading She up at me and there are tears in her eyesShe up at me and there are tears in her eyes now I found the introduction filled with unintended ironies Cisneros said she wanted to write a book that you could turn to any page and find it accessible For one thing she said she was abandoning uotation marks to streamline the typography and make the page as simple and readable as possible Really Personally as far as I m concerned punctuation marks are our friends uotation marks in the most economical way signal that we are reading a conversation and through conventions such as alternating paragraphs tell us this is an exchange between two people Conventions help readability Lack of uotation marks tell us we re in literary fiction land of My Hero Academia difficultense prose beloved of academics not a readable story the ordinary reader will enjoy In fact it has become my policy if an author Gotham Academy, Volume 3: Yearbook doesn t use uotation marks to shut the book and back away slowly Whyidn t I Diamond in the Dark do that Because I read this was a celebrated book about the Hispanic American experience Cisneros is fairly close to me in age like me grew up in a big city Chicago rather than New York and like me has a Latino background Mexican rather than Puerto Rican In other words I thought I might identify recognize commonalities in our experiences that would give me insight into what is accidental and incidental in my family experience and what comes out of being Hispanic or at least something that took me back to my childhood with my familyBut really Iidn t last long espite my resolutions I just hated the book s structure and style so much Cisnero also says in her introduction that when she wrote this she idn t realize she wasn t writing a novel since she hadn t heard of story cycles You know what I still The Devil’s Historians How Modern Extremists Abuse the Medieval Past don t think what she wrote was a novel Not remotely A novel isn t any work you say it is within two covers Ioubt this is long enough for one I The African American Odyssey Volume 2 d be very surprised if it came to even 30000 words That s a novella at best not a novel But also a novel represents a certain structure and Ion t think a series of short linked prose poems about a character Esperanza Cordro cuts it Many of the 45 chapters Steal This University: The Rise of the Corporate University and the Academic Labor Movement didn t even come to 150 words And people think James Patterson is terse The prose was rambling repetitive and to me instead of coming across as genuine seemed oh the sort of pretentious artificial thing I ve seen a thousand times among a certain left wing literati of all kinds of ethnicities that to me seems the very opposite ofiverse yet seems to Hardcore physical child abuse define it among many Yeah I totally believe this is often assigned in schools Maybe that accounts for its bestseller status Iidn t for a moment believe this was the first person voice of a young teen girl coming of age That it was written by someone attending an elite poetry workshop as told in the introduction That I believeSo yeah so not something I enjoyed or that matched the hype in the blurbs and back cover This little book is simply a marvellous miracle of growing up absurd and Hispanic in the Spanish speaking poor section of the Windy CityIts warm uncluttered and sheer heartfelt humanity is a pure Handbook of Agricultural Entomology delightYou know when you re living on a small fixed income that keeps falling behind with the inflationary times we live with you cut corners You makeo with only what you can affordAnd that teaches the narrator s Dad to be practical and to stick to the tried and true ways of frugal family living And it teaches her Mom to be Dare for More doting and give amply of the little unsupervised freedoms that should come freely to a little kidWhat it teaches the narrator and her little sister is seeing the whole vast universe in the awesome grain of Rl living in an Hispanic neighborhood in Chicago who ponders the advantages andisa.