Sandra Cisneros: The House on Mango Street (2646 words)


The House on Mango Street is one of those fascinating books that almost anyone can read, at almost any age, and find it a moving experience. Readers from various cultural origins, regardless one’s level of education, enthusiastically read and experience its story with insightful appreciation. Comprising a collection of lyrical vignettes (her first writing was poetry), Sandra Cisneros’s classic is, in one sense, a simple book, but it is a profound book as well. Its depth comes, in no small part, because of its apparent simplicity. Most of the significant issues of human existence feature in one way or another in this work: cultural dynamics, personality, sexual and vocational identity, poverty, exploitation, …

Citation: Hada, Ken. "The House on Mango Street". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 13 June 2019 [, accessed 06 June 2020.]

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