Loose Woman: Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, The House on Mango Street.
LOOSE WOMAN; WOMAN HOLLERING CREEK AND OTHER STORIES; THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET. Sandra Cisneros. 2005. Read by the author. 10 cds. 10 hrs. Books On Tape. 1-4159-2414-7 $64.80. Vinyl; plot notes. SA *
The talented Cisneros has a fierce pride in her culture and gender. In this collection of three unabridged and unabashedly sensual works--a book of poetry, another of five short stories, and a novella novella: see novel.
Story with a compact and pointed plot, often realistic and satiric in tone. Originating in Italy during the Middle Ages, it was often based on local events; individual tales often were gathered into collections. , respectively--the author celebrates virtually every aspect of Mexican American womanhood with such warmth, beauty and emotional resonance that she not only teaches us about the richness of her heritage but gifts each of us with new eyes to appreciate our own. Though, strictly speaking, only Loose Woman is a volume of poetry, all three books are comprised of lyrical vignettes. These slices of life, from the poverty, promiscuity Promiscuity
See also Profligacy.
constantly flits from one girl to another. [Aust. Drama: Schnitzler Anatol in Benét, 33]
promiscuous goddess of sensual love. [Gk. Myth. , superstition, jealousy, hope, and religiosity re·li·gi·os·i·ty
1. The quality of being religious.
2. Excessive or affected piety.
Noun 1. religiosity - exaggerated or affected piety and religious zeal
religiousism, pietism, religionism of the barrio bar·ri·o
n. pl. bar·ri·os
1. An urban district or quarter in a Spanish-speaking country.
2. A chiefly Spanish-speaking community or neighborhood in a U.S. city. Latina to the triumphs and failures of the urban sophisticate, should be savored and digested, like the best of meals, in small portions.
Cisneros has a highly expressive, chameleon-like voice: now a squeaky little girl, now a darkly passionate lover, now a hopeless teen romantic, she makes her women come alive in an altogether memorable listening experience. Francine Levitov, Attorney, New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , NY