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Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek

Series:

This addition to Rodopi Press’s Dialogue Series presents a collection of essays solely dedicated to Woman Hollering Creek (1991), Sandra Cisneros’s groundbreaking collection of short fiction stories and sketches. The emerging and veteran scholars who have contributed to this text approach Cisneros’s work from varied perspectives, including negotiation of geographic and sociocultural borders, popular and material culture, and gender portrayals. Author dialogues, in which the scholars comment upon each other’s research, constitute a unique, innovative feature of this particular volume. This book will be of interest to those engaged in Chicano/a literature and feminist/gender studies, as well as instructors of literary critical analysis.
Publication Date:
1 January 2010
ISBN:
978-90-420-3130-2

Table of contents

General Editor’s Preface Introduction I. Negotiating Borders: Issues of Sociocultural Cooptation Michael Carroll and Susan Naramore Maher: Amphibious Women: The Complexity of Class in Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Betsy Winakur Tontiplaphol: So You’ll Know Who I Am: Inventory and Identity in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Shannon Wilson: The Chicana Trinity: Maternal Mestiza Consciousness in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Author Dialogue II. Toys, Tiny Candies, and Telenovelas: Popular and Material Culture as Storytelling Agents Ana María Almería: Male and Female Roles in Mexican-American Society: Issues of Domestic Violence in “Woman Hollering Creek” Mary S. Comfort: Reading the Puns in “Barbie-Q” Dora Ramirez-Dhoore: The Gummy Bears Speak: Articulating Identity in Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican” Author Dialogue III. Images of Masculinity Philip Coleman: “Are you my general?”: Revising Representation in “Eyes of Zapata” Pamela J. Rader: Boys to Men: Redefining Masculinities in Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Author Dialogue IV. Images of Women: Role Expectations and Conflict María Jesús Castro Dopacio: Resemantization of Chicana Motherhood and Sexuality Through the Virgin of Guadalupe Brandy A. Harvey: The Cries of La Llorona: Maternal Agency in “Woman Hollering Creek” Victoria L. Ketz: Voicing Taboos in Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories Author Dialogue About the Authors Index

Analysis Of Barbie Q By Sandra Cisneros

Analysis of Barbie-Q by Sandra Cisneros

Cisneros' Barbie-Q really stood out as a great piece of literature. Barbie-Q is a quick glimpse into the life of a poverty-stricken child and her way of life. Though my life as of yet has been rather short, my earliest childhood memories are overwhelmingly my fondest and her account really struck a chord. Sandra Cisneros' accurate reflection of a young mind and intricate writing methods expressed great emotion. Her portrayal of a child's mentality evoked my childhood recollections while her realistic tale of childhood bliss in the midst of poverty caused great empathy on my part making this my preferred work we studied.
Sandra's tale brought back much nostalgia for my younger days. Those days when everything was much more simple and happiness came with almost no effort. Cisneros reminds the reader of infantile glee by repeating words, just like a kid would do. She writes, "please, please, please," and "and there! And there!, And there!…" making almost an alliteration of words that realistically depicts the speech of a child who can think of nothing else at but what they want from moment to moment. Furthermore, Cisneros directly refers to the games that every person has played as a child. "Skipping", "humming", "loopity-loops", and "pirouetting" are silly things that everyone has done as a child, including myself. These reminders set me in a time machine back to my favorite days when the only thing important to me was my own happiness. Another less obvious reflection of a puerile mind is the "same story". In this tale of a young girl's game, Sandra Cisneros refers to a pretend play the girls have made up for their Barbie's' to act out. This play is referred to as "the same story" and really hit on what childhood playtime was all about. I remember doing the exact same thing as a child with my brothers (except we were cops and robbers), where we played out the same actions over and over, day after day. ...

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