House on Mango Street

Author: Cisneros, Sandra
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 128
Pub Date: 19/07/2004
ISBN: 9780747560876
Availability: In stock
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Tutor: Gavan Lennon
Department: School of Humanities
Quick overview A novel by the author of "Caramelo".
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Told in a series of vibrant vignettes, The House On Mango Street is the story of Esperanza Cordera, a young girl growing up in the Hispanic quarter of Chicago. For Esperanza, Mango Street is a desolate landscape of concrete and run-down tenements where she discovers the hard realities of life - the fetters of class and gender, the spectre of racial enmity and the mysteries of sexuality. Capturing her thoughts and emotions in poems and stories, Esperanza is able to rise above hopelessness and create for herself "a house all of my own quiet as snow, a space for myself to go" in the midst of her oppressive surroundings.

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