Popular Contemporary Writers - Vol. 3

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SANDRA
CISNEROS

BORN: December 20, 1954, Chicago, Illinois

IDENTIFICATION: Novelist, poet, and short story writer whose work portrays the Mexican American experience, especially the social roles that women within it fill.

SIGNIFICANCE: Sandra Cisneros is not only a very popular and critically acclaimed author; she is also a writer whose attention to race, ethnicity, gender, and class has added a dimension to American literature. All her writings—whether prose or verse, short or long—are concerned with the position of women, which she sees as having been made precarious by social and cultural impediments. Cisneros draws on her own cultural heritage to explore themes and lives that went largely unexamined by earlier American writers. She has paved the way for other authors of Latin American background to enter the literary mainstream.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 289
  • Contents 291
  • Octavia Butler 293
  • Bebe Moore Campbell 307
  • Orson Scott Card 321
  • Michael Chabon 335
  • Tracy Chevalier 349
  • Sandra Cisneros 363
  • Tom Clancy 381
  • Mary Higgins Clark 399
  • Arthue C. Clarke 413
  • Index 431
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