Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories

Book - 1992
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This volume is a collection of short stories originally published in 1991 that reflect the author's experience of being surrounded by American influences while still being familiarly bound to her Mexican heritage as she grew-up north of the Mexico-US border. The short vignettes focus on the social role of women and their relationships with the men and other women in their lives. The majority of the characters are stereotypes: men embody machismo while women are naive and generally weak. The author focuses on three feminine clichés: the passive virgin, sinful seductress, and traitorous mother. Not properly belonging to either Mexico or America, the Chicana protagonists earnestly search for their identity, only to discover abuse and shattered dreams. Apart from focusing on these issues of struggling females, this work simultaneously develops the readers' sensitivity towards the lives of immigrants.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, [1992]
Edition: First Vintage contemporaries edition
Copyright Date: ©1991
ISBN: 9780679738565
Characteristics: xii, 165 pages ; 21 cm


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Oct 17, 2017

Fantastic and quick read. It was wonderful to read about WOC by a WOC from the perspective of a WOC. A gem.

WVMLStaffPicks Dec 23, 2014

A Chicano author who writes passionately and poetically about the lives of women on both sides of the Mexican border.

George Nomikos Sep 17, 2013

My first book by Cisneros, what a treat...very talented, lyrical, political


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