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Welcome to the LibGuide for Professor Fitzgerald's LIT1000 course. This guide will provide information and resources for the short story "Pilón" by Sandra Cisneros.
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"Pilón is what the grocer gives you as a little token of thanks. He throws in some extra of whatever it is you bought. Or a toy or candy. Just to say thank you for patronizing her store."
-interview with Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is a Mexican-American writer, poet, and performance artist born in Chicago, IL. She is the only daughter in a family of 7 children. Through her writing, she tackles complex social and cultural issues. She is perhaps most known for The House on Mango Street, published in 1984 and winner of the American Book Award.
The short story "Pilón" can be found in Cisneros' semi-autobiographical novel Caramelo.
Caramelo by The celebrated author of The House on Mango Street delivers an extraordinary new novel, told in language of blazing originality: a multigenerational story of a Mexican-American family whose voices create a dazzling weave of humor, passion, and poignancy--the very stuff of life.
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (PS3553.I78 C3718 2002)
Publication Date: 2002-10-01
The House on Mango Street by The best-selling coming-of-age classic, acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught in schools and universities alike, and translated around the world. The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero, a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Told in a series of vignettes--sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous--Sandra Cisneros' masterpiece is a classic story of childhood and self-discovery. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (PS3553.I78 H6 2009
Publication Date: 1991-04-03
A House of My Own: stories from my life by From the author of The House on Mango Street, a richly illustrated compilation of true stories and nonfiction pieces that, taken together, form a jigsaw autobiography--an intimate album of a beloved literary legend. From the Chicago neighborhoods where she grew up and set her groundbreaking The House on Mango Street to her abode in Mexico in a region where "my ancestors lived for centuries," the places Sandra Cisneros has lived have provided inspiration for her now-classic works of fiction and poetry. But a house of her own, where she could truly take root, has eluded her. With this collection--spanning three decades, and including never-before-published work--Cisneros has come home at last. Ranging from the private (her parents' loving and tempestuous marriage) to the political (a rallying cry for one woman's liberty in Sarajevo) to the literary (a tribute to Marguerite Duras), and written with her trademark lyricism, these signature pieces recall transformative memories as well as reveal her defining artistic and intellectual influences. Poignant, honest, deeply moving, this is an exuberant celebration of a life in writing lived to the fullest.
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (PS3553.I78 Z46 2015)
Publication Date: 2015-10-06