Latina humor in the works of Sandra Cisneros

Tóth, Zsófia Anna: Latina humor in the works of Sandra Cisneros. In: Acta hispanica. pp. 609-616. (2020)

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Abstract

The paper discusses three works written by Sandra Cisneros, namely Woman Hollering Creek, The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, from the point of view of women’s humor. With the help of these works, it is argued that Cisneros uses Latina humor in order to highlight intersectional problems concerning her identity and to reveal important facts and features about/of Latino/a existence. The point is made that Cisneros uses comedy and humor to redeem the pain and suffering through laughter instead of utilizing the tragic mode of artistic expression, hence she is able to secure survival and solutions to problems instead of a tragic wallowing in negativity (which interpretive way could also have validity concerning the occurrences which are narrated).

Item Type: Article
Heading title: Literatura, cultura y lingüística
Journal or Publication Title: Acta hispanica
Date: 2020
ISSN: 1416-7263
Page Range: pp. 609-616
Contributors:
ContributionName
UNSPECIFIEDCisneros, Sandra
Publisher: Universidad de Szeged
Place of Publication: Szeged
Related URLs: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/71094/
DOI: https://doi.org/10.14232/actahisp.2020.0.609-616
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amerikai irodalom története - 20-21. sz.
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: 616. p. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Subjects: 06. Humanities
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature
06. Humanities > 06.02. Languages and Literature > 06.02.03. General literature studies
Date Deposited: 2021. Jan. 06. 17:09
Last Modified: 2021. Jan. 06. 17:09
URI: http://acta.bibl.u-szeged.hu/id/eprint/71007

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