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Title: Crossing and Recrossing "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros
Authors: Fiore, Teresa
Keywords: Woman Hollering CreekSandra CisnerosChicano literature
Issue Date: 1994
Publisher: EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste
Source: Teresa Fiore, “Crossing and Recrossing "Woman Hollering Creek" by Sandra Cisneros", in: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali, I (1994), pp. 61-75
Series/Report no.: Prospero. Rivista di Letterature Straniere, Comparatistica e Studi Culturali
I (1994)
The purpose is to analyse the themes of this short-story as well as to emphasize the author’s feminist intentions. It is not only the account of a young Chicana’s dramatic experience as an abused woman, but also a narrative bridge connecting different cultural spaces, genres, voices and idioms. As if to suggest that Cleófilas, the protagonist, cannot escape her unenlightened Chicana condition, Cisneros imprisons her in a cyclical plot. She leaves her father’s house at the beginning and returns to it in the end. At the same time, however, this narrative circle is interrupted by an open ending and the return signifies a new beginning based on a new awareness, that has gradually grown in the protagonist.
Type: Article
ISSN: 1123-2684
Appears in Collections:1994 / 1 Prospero. Rivista di culture anglo-germaniche

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