“My Name” by Sandra Cisneros

by kattomic

“My Name” by Sandra Cisneros


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I was reading the description of a course developed at Yale for teaching women writers and the short story and this story was mentioned. Then I went to her site and read her lovely tribute to her veterinarian. I often think the quality of a writer’s fiction is measured by the grace of his or her nonfiction and what she wrote made me cry. “My Name” is from Cisneros’ book The House on Mango Street. It is a meditation on identity and a declaration of personality. It is very short, but packs a punch. You can read it online here.

See you tomorrow!

Author photograph copyright 2011 by Alan Goldfarb