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									Sandra CisnerosSandra Cisneros
With her fiction and poetry, Sandra Cisneros has been an important part of introducing the modern Hispanic American experience to our national literature. With her distinctive, rhythmic style, she has brought us stories of Mexican heritage and American cultural enclaves.

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Fact File

Name:
Sandra Cisneros
Current Home:
San Antonio, Texas
Date of Birth:
December 20, 1954
Place of Birth:
Chicago, Illinois
Education:
B.A., Loyola University, 1976; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1978
Awards:
American Book Award, 1985; MacArthur Fellow, 1995





Today Show Book Club Selection

Selected Spanish-Language Editions

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								Caramelo, Author: 
								Sandra Cisneros.

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Caramelo
by Sandra Cisneros
Native American novelist Louise Erdrich chose Cisneros's second full-length novel -- a romantic Chicano family history as told by Cisneros doppelganger Lala Reyes and the shawl, or caramelo, that represents her heritage -- as a Today show book club selection.

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								Arroyo de la Llorona y otros cuentos (Spanish-Language Edition), Author: 
								Sandra Cisneros, Liliana Valenzuela (Translator), Liliana  Valenzuela (Translator).
*  La casa en Mango Street (Spanish-Language Edition) (1984)
*  Arroyo de la Llorona y otros cuentos (Spanish-Language Edition) (1991)
*  Caramelo (Spanish-Language Edition) (2002)
*  Vintage Cisneros (2004)

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No Need for Translation

In a conversation published in Interviews with Writers of the Post-Colonial World, Cisneros discussed the bilingualism in her work. Referring to her intended readers, she said, "You know who I think of? I think of a world reader. My standards are very high, and I really think of the writers I love the best. I'm trying to match them. And my favorite writers are, right now, Merce Rodoreda, Grace Paley, Juan Rulfo, Manuel Puig, Marguerite Duras -- these are my favorite writers. I'm trying to reach that world level. I think that we should always aim for that level."

*  Interviews with Writers of the Post-Colonial World
*  Merce Rodoreda
*  Grace Paley


*  Juan Rulfo
*  Manuel Puig
*  Marguerite Duras


A Cisneros Sampler

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								Vintage Cisneros, Author: 
								Sandra Cisneros.

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Vintage Cisneros
by Sandra Cisneros
Featuring key excerpts, essays, and other supplemental materials, this helpful introductory reader is a great way to get started on exploring Cisneros's body of work.

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								Loose Woman: Poems, Author: 
								Sandra Cisneros.

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Loose Woman: Poems
by Sandra Cisneros
In the interim between novels, Cisneros has published two poetry collections and the story collection Woman Hollering Creek. Cisneros uses her poetry to explore, comically and perceptively, relationships and sensuality. In her stories, she offers multiple Chicana voices.

*My Wicked, Wicked Ways  by Sandra Cisneros
*Woman Hollering Creek: And Other Stories  by Sandra Cisneros
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