Coverart for item
The Resource A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros

A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros

Label
A house of my own : stories from my life
Title
A house of my own
Title remainder
stories from my life
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Cisneros
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From the beloved author of The House on Mango Street: a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography: an intimate album of a literary legend's life and career. 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. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning nearly three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark sensitivity and honesty, these poignant, unforgettable pieces give us not only her most transformative memories but also a revelation of her artistic and intellectual influences. Here is an exuberant, deeply moving celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest--an important milestone in a storied career"--
  • "A book of essays spanning the author's career a[nd] reflecting upon the various homes she's lived in around the world"--
Member of
Summary
In A House of My Own, award-winning Chicana author Sandra Cisneros compiles essays and lectures into her autobiography. Some of her vignettes were previously published, but have new contextual comments here. Noting that the presence of a typewriter constitutes "home," she reflects on places she's lived, the meaning of home, and how it relates to her fiction and poetry. By turns funny, poignant, and contemplative, this memoir brings the author to life, presenting a woman you're sure you've met before. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2015
Assigning source
  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10449233
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories from my life
Label
A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6F1F129B-E96F-4DC3-B228-F902739D64DC
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Verso title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907296909
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385351348
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F1F129B-E96F-4DC3-B228-F902739D64DC
System control number
(OCoLC)907296909
Label
A house of my own : stories from my life, Sandra Cisneros
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6F1F129B-E96F-4DC3-B228-F902739D64DC
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi book" -- Verso title page
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn907296909
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780385351348
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
6F1F129B-E96F-4DC3-B228-F902739D64DC
System control number
(OCoLC)907296909

Library Locations

  • Arapahoe Library DistrictBorrow it
    12855 E Adam Aircraft Circle, Englewood, CO, 80112
    39.578124 -104.839077
  • Castlewood LibraryBorrow it
    6739 South Uinta Street, Centennial, CO, 80112
    39.594664 -104.894003
  • Davies LibraryBorrow it
    303 Third Avenue, Deer Trail, CO, 80105
    39.611227 -104.042075
  • Kelver LibraryBorrow it
    404 East Front Street, Byers, CO, 80103
    39.708307 -104.218269
  • Koelbel LibraryBorrow it
    5955 South Holly Street, Centennial, CO, 80121
    39.608933 -104.923621
  • May LibraryBorrow it
    1471 South Parker Road, Denver, CO, 80231
    39.689929 -104.891306
  • Sheridan LibraryBorrow it
    3425 West Oxford Avenue, Denver, CO, 80236
    39.642287 -105.031003
  • Smoky Hill LibraryBorrow it
    5430 South Biscay Circle, Centennial, CO, 80015
    39.618093 -104.767532
  • Southglenn LibraryBorrow it
    6972 South Vine Street, Centennial, CO, 80122
    39.590567 -104.963761
Processing Feedback ...