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Border Crossings and Beyond: The Life and Works of Sandra Cisneros (Women Writers of Color)

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ISBN-13: 978-0313345180
ISBN-10: 031334518X
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"Best known as the author of The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros is recognized as one the most important contemporary U.S. writers. In this book, Rivera (English and Latino/a Literature, University of Puerto Rico) examines the ways in which issues of cultural and racial identity are reflected in Cisneros' writing and social activism. Chapters look at Cisneros' creative process when writing novels and analyze her poetry collections, highlighting the distinctions that she makes between the two forms of writing. Rivera concludes with a discussion of Cisneros' role as an activist involved in community affairs, particularly those related to the development of Latino/a lives." - Reference & Research Book News

"[R]eadable, engaging . . . Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - Choice

About the Author

Carmen Haydée Rivera was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Boston. She received her BA and MA in British and American Literature from the University of Puerto Rico in 1988 and 1991, respectively. She later returned to Boston and earned a PhD in Multiethnic Literatures of the U.S. from Northeastern University in 2001. She has taught courses in American Literature, Puerto Rican Writers in the US, and Contemporary US Latino/a Literature.

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Product Details

  • Series: Women Writers of Color
  • Hardcover: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (September 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031334518X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313345180
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 0.7 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,876,732 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is very engaging from the very start and does a masterful job in detailing the life work of Sandra Cisneros. It brings you to the wellspring of current issues surrounding women writers who are shaping our American understanding of liberty, equality, culture, race and gender. It makes a vital contribution in how it describes Cisneros' "creative literary process" as that of a woman rising to meet the challenges of her own day through a Latina/Chicana perspective. An enjoyable, humorous and serious look at women writers of color.
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