In hardcover for the first time--on the tenth anniversary of its initial publication--the greatly admired and bestselling book about a young girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago. Sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous, this novel depicts a new American landscape through its multiple characters.
Un libro muy hermoso que habla de la realidad de vivir en un barrio pobre de EE.UU siendo una latina. Sandra Cisneros hizo un gran trabajo escribiendo estas prosas como si fuera un nena, detrás de la inocencia de sus palabras y relatos se puede ver la crueldad de los demás. Me gusto mucho, hay algunas historias que me parecieron un poco relleno pero al fin demuestra y explica un poco como es vivir en un lugar así. (Lo leí en Inglés y digital😊)
10/Nov/2018 She tells us how was her world when she was just a little a girl, everything she had to deal with. She met a lot of people, each of them with different lifes and stories. Esperanza Cordero, a Mexican-American girl living in poverty, gives a soaring voice to a multitude of characters who otherwise would remain in darkness all their pitiful lives. Echoing the undying optimism even in the most wretched place, Esperanza stands for sunny days, for light and memories. She talks about real things, you can really feel her growing up in the processes of the book, with every situation that came out in her way either good or bad and she suffer a lot and it is nice that you can also feel that childhood innocence. It’s a beautiful story and helps you embrace change and difference. The house on mango street shares one thing with those more traditional literary fiction forms: by the end of the book, Esperanza is changed. She’s transformed from a child to a young adult. Each vignette is different. Some sad, some funny, some dreamy and some fierce, and all of these is what makes this books so special, I like I say before the way she gives a voice to all the people she meets with all of their meaningful stories. I could understand even more and know I’m more sure I that I wish more people get to know this amazing book.
This book is telling us how was for a Latina to grow up in the old Chicago. Esperanza has lived in so many houses and finally, her family and she have one by their own on Mango Street. She tells us how her world was when she was just a little girl, everything she had to deal with. She met a lot of people, all of them with different lives, different stories. She doesn't like her name. She doesn't like a lot of things, especially her house, she says is not hers, she doesn't belong there and I think that she will never believe that she belongs. Esperanza grows up with the dream that one day she will have a house on her own, the one where she will belong. She talks about real things, what really matters and that's just great. I think is so special everything she says, everything she thinks. And this book is so special to me because is my first book in English and I'm so happy about it.
The house on mango street - Sandra Cisneros Fiction Trata los problemas sociales desde la perspectiva de una niña, como el machismo, prostitución, pobreza, sexualización, etc. Es narrada mediante viñetas por Esperanza, una niña que sueña con salir algun día de ese viejo barrio.
She was a horse woman too, born like me in the Chinese year of the horse—which is supposed to be bad luck if you’re born female—but I think this is a Chinese lie because the Chinese, like the Mexicans, don’t like their women strong.
You can never have too much sky. You can fall asleep and wake up drunk on sky, and sky can keep you safe when you are sad. Here there is too much sadness and not enough sky. Butterflies too are few and so are flowers and most things that are beautiful.
Nunca tienes demaciado cielo. Puedes dormirte y despertarte borracho de cielo y el cielo puede cuidarte cuando estás triste. Aquí hay demasiada tristeza, y no suficiente cielo.